London Gay Saunas & Spas

Visiting a gay sauna is likely to be a highlight of any trip to London.

Gay saunas in London generally offer a good range of well-maintained facilities. Many are open until late and nonstop at the weekend. Membership is not required, simply pay an entry fee. The minimum age is usually 18. If you look young, bring photo ID.

West London / Central London

Sweatbox Sauna in London

Ramillies House, 1-2 Ramillies Street, London | map | distance

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+44 20 3214 6014 |

weekday: 24 hours

weekend: 24 hours

Sweatbox Sauna

audience rating: 3.2 stars from 128 votes - click to vote

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TOMORROW Foam Party

Centrally located, this 24-hour gay sauna manages to squeeze a wide range of facilities into a small space and attracts some of the hottest men who like to hang out after the bars in Soho have closed.

Features include a 40-man steam room, 14-man jacuzzi, ‘steam maze’, dark rooms, private cabins and a chill-out lounge. Sweatbox has a fully equipped gym and offers massage service. Free 5-minute HIV and Hep B vaccinations available every Monday (5pm-9pm).

Popular with tourists as well as locals. 24- and 48-hour passes available that allow you to come and go as you please. Nearest Underground: Oxford Street

features: cafe, internet access, steam room, massage, sauna, maze, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, gym | Updated: 20-04-2017

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29 Endell Street, London | map | distance

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+44 20 7836 2236 |

weekday: 12:00 - 23:30

weekend: 12:00 - 23:30; Sun 12:00 - 22:00

The Stable

audience rating: 3.1 stars from 120 votes - click to vote

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The Stable (formerly ‘Saunabar’) is a sauna for gay & bisexual men. Features include a steam room, sauna, open-plan showers, large jacuzzi and cabins.

There is a lounge bar area, and massage service is available. Discounts for guys under 25 (valid ID required) – check The Stable’s website for current offers.

Located just off Soho, a short walk from Covent Garden Underground.

features: bar, cafe, steam room, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, free wi-fi | Updated: 20-04-2017

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Saunabar Portsea

2 Portsea Place, Marble Arch, London | map | distance

| website | +44 20 7402 3385 |

weekday: 11:30 - 22:30

weekend: 11:30 - 22:30

audience rating: 3.1 stars from 87 votes - click to vote

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Relatively compact, very discreet West Central London gay sauna, close to Marble Arch Station. Facilities include a steam room, sauna and chill-out bar (with free light refreshments).

Saunabar is well-known for its professionally qualified masseurs. There are usually at least 2 or 3 masseurs on duty, offering a range of back, shoulder, sports and Swedish massage therapies.

Although the address is clearly visible (see our picture), there is no sign on the entrance. Just follow the steps down to the door to reception.

features: steam room, massage, sauna | Updated: 22-05-2017

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South London / Vauxhall

Arch 124, Cornwall Road (corner of Alaska Street), Waterloo, London | map | distance

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+44 20 7633 9194 |

weekday: 24 hours

weekend: 24 hours

Pleasuredrome

audience rating: 3.6 stars from 113 votes - click to vote

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This internationally renowned gay owned and managed sauna, that has been in business for more than 15 years, attracts more than 15,000 guys every month of all types and ages from London and across the world.

Behind its tiny entrance, you will find modern facilities including a 300-locker changing room, London’s largest gay spa pool (accommodating up to 20 guys), two steam rooms, two saunas, encounter areas, open showers and private cabins. (£3 for 3 hours).

Deluxe private room are also available for hire for 3-hour periods. Free WiFi available. Pleasuredrome also offers massage services by qualified male masseurs in a dedicated suite. The café bar serves alcoholic drink and snacks. Open and licensed to serve alcohol 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Nearest Underground: Waterloo

From Waterloo, walk down either Alaska Street or Sandell Street. Find the arch that connects these two streets at the end. The entrance is in the arch.

features: cafe, internet access, steam room, massage, sauna, maze, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, free wi-fi | Updated: 22-05-2017

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Rail Arches 63-64Albert Embankment, London | map | distance

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+44 20 7247 5333 |

weekday: Mon-Thu 12:00 - 08:00

weekend: Fri 12:00 - Mon 08:00 nonstop

Chariots – Vauxhall

audience rating: 3.2 stars from 68 votes - click to vote

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Popular gay sauna in the heart of the South London’s Vauxhall gay area. Chariots Vauxhall is busy every night, especially at the weekends after the nearby bars and dance clubs close.

Facilities that include 500 lockers, two 20-man steam rooms, two 30-man saunas, two dark rooms and a maze with 50 private cabins. There is a café with internet access and TV lounge.

Open until late on weekdays and nonstop on the weekend. Don’t be surprised if you have to queue from 4am on a Sunday morning when there is a big party in the Vauxhall area.

Chariots is impossible to miss on Albert Embankment with its large signs, just a few steps from RVT, The EAGLE and FiRE club. Nearest Underground : Vauxhall

features: cafe, internet access, steam room, sauna, maze, relaxing cabins, dark room | Updated: 20-04-2017

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101 Lower Marsh, London | map | distance

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+44 207 247 5333 |

weekday: 24 hours

weekend: 24 hours

Chariots – Waterloo

audience rating: 3.0 stars from 69 votes - click to vote

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The Waterloo branch of Chariots has the largest sauna cabin in any gay facility in the UK, a 40-man steam room and 35 private cabins, occupying the entire 1st floor of a row of shops on Lower Marsh St.

One of the most popular saunas in South London. Also features a comfortable TV lounge and café serving light refreshments, although its worth noting that there is a great choice of places to eat nearby.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No website or Facebook page. Nearest Underground: Waterloo

features: cafe, internet access, steam room, sauna, maze, relaxing cabins | Updated: 22-05-2017

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Outside of The Locker Room sauna London

6-8 Cleaver Street, London | map | distance

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+44 20 7735 6064 | Free WiFi

weekday: 11:00 - 24:00

weekend: 24 hours

The Locker Room

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 59 votes - click to vote

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TODAY Naked Mates Night - men only, 6pm-12am

This clean, modern and comfortable sauna is one of the more ‘hardcore’ venues in London for those who like to play a bit rougher. The Locker Room has a 25-man cinema, two sling rooms, large underground cruising area, private cabins, etc.

Free tea, coffee and soft drinks, internet access and outdoor heated smoking area. Themed nights include ‘naked nights’, ‘dads and bears’, and an HIV+ Night – check their website for details.

Located about a 15-minute walk from the gay bars and clubs in Vauxhall. Nearest Underground: Kennington or Vauxhall

features: cafe, steam room, sauna, relaxing cabins, dark room, free wi-fi | Updated: 20-04-2017

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East London / North London

Sailors Limehouse

574 Commercial Road, London | map | distance

| website | +44 20 7791 2808 |

weekday: Sun-Thu 11:00 - 23:00

weekend: Fri 11:00 - 08:00; Sat 11:00 - 08:00

audience rating: 3.1 stars from 102 votes - click to vote

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TODAY Chippy Night - free buffet, 6pm-10pm

Popular East End sauna featuring a large steam room, sauna, open-plan showers, TV lounge, a 20-man jacuzzi and two floors of relaxation rooms. A brand new roof terrace is now open.

Open overnight at the weekends – can be busy after the next door White Swan pub closes. Located close to Limehouse DLR station.

features: cafe, internet access, steam room, sauna, relaxing cabins | Updated: 20-04-2017

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E15 Club

6 Leytonstone Road, Stratford, London | map | distance

| website | +44 20 8555 5455 | Free WiFi

weekday: 09:00 - 22:00

weekend: 09:00 - 22:00

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 29 votes - click to vote

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  2015
4 Star Winner

E15 Club is located in Stratford, close to the Olympic stadium and easily accessible via the Central or Jubilee underground lines or DLR.

Ground floor facilities include a huge jacuzzi, steam room, dry sauna and café. The second floor is reserved for private restrooms, and the basement is a dark room and video lounge.

Regular themed nights include ‘Bears Night’ on the first Thursday of every month. Free WiFi available.

features: cafe, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, free wi-fi | Updated: 22-05-2017

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800 Sauna

800 Lea Bridge Road, London | map | distance

| website | +44 20 8558 1331 |

weekday: 12:00 - 24:00

weekend: 12:00 - 24:00

audience rating: 3.0 stars from 44 votes - click to vote

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3 Star Winner
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3 Star Winner

TOMORROW TV's and Admirers Night - £10 for T-girls/£15 for admirers

This dual-role sauna and TV club venue (gay & bisexual sauna 7 days a week – excluding Thursday and Saturday nights when it becomes ‘Legs 800’ TV and admirers club).

Facilities include a sauna, steam room, bar & coffee area, lounge, dark rooms, video lounge and private restrooms.

No sign on the building, but the number 800 is easy to spot, as is the blacked-out shopfront windows. Nearest Underground: Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line)

features: bar, sauna, relaxing cabins, dark room | Updated: 24-04-2017

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