Chariots – Vauxhall

Rail Arches 63-64Albert Embankment, London, United Kingdom, SE1 | map | get directions |

audience rating: Chariots - Vauxhall, 3.2 out of 5 based on 66 ratings 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

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

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

venue: sauna | features: cafe, internet access, steam room, sauna, maze, relaxing cabins, dark room | customers: gay

corrections | last updated: 20-04-2017

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Value

2.8

Facilities

3.2

Service

3.2

Cleanliness

3.6
based on 10 reviews
  1. Subman asks.

    “Iv'e been about 5 times and enjoy myself each visit. However, I now want to get a little more adventurous. Is taking pics on our phones allowed? And also i'd like to display myself in one of the smaller rooms by means of showing a small sign stating something like"sub requires Master for discipline". I just wondered how this kind of behaviour would be viewed upon in there. I wont deny it, I am a very kinky sub and would love to meet a potential Master thid way. Thank you“

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     on 20-04-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Nice place

    “I came there. There is nice place for gays. I like it.“

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     on 08-08-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. they should set a standard of clientele

    “Great facilities, great new jacuzzi, cleanliness is perfect. However too many old unattractive men. I remember going before and finding sexier (younger) guys. They need to set a higher standard for the clientele in terms of personal appearance.“

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     on 09-07-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Security problems

    “I do not like been checked by the security men every time I come here once and once only it is very off putting plus the security man is not doing his job properly. He still lets druggies through and I find the security man very rude from that every thing is fine. Plus too exspensive £19 is too much it needs to be £10 entery plus it needs a proper food menu.“

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     on 02-07-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Unfriendly, poppers not allowed

    “I tried to visit this sauna on Saturday evening. The cashier was unfriendly and said I would have to wait for inspection. I had no luggage. After a while a man apeared and stated to touch me everywhere, like a policeman.
    I was a visitor from Switzerland and of course had no drugs, only a bottle of aroma/poppers. I was told that even this is forbidden. So I decided to not spend my money here and went to the locker room instead, where I had a good time.“

     on 11-04-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. sammi

    “Yeah I've stop going there. This sauna is not as good as the Amsterdam, Paris, or Brussels . It is now over price compered to the other European sauna, shame as it was a fun sauna“

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     on 24-03-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Searched on way in

    “I went there on Sunday afternoon with my bf, basically to relax after a wild weekend. First we tried Shoreditch, as we knew it would be closing soon, we rand (no answer, checked their website, no info, so ventured there and CLOSED, ok we headed to Vauxhall, we were body searched, the contents of my bag scrutinized and my Cigarretes SEIZED! Even a water bottle I brought from home, they made me throw it away, when I asked the Gorilla at the entry why, he said, “we don’t know what is inside I said, “simply water, smell it” had to go to street and throw it away. I didn’t want to engage in another discussion regarding my cigarettes, so I let it be.

    We paid our £19 each, the place was simply disgusting, I’ve been to Saunas in South America and they are 100 times better. Filthy, NONE of the showers worked properly, we didn’t dare to enter the Turkish bath and we stayed in the sauna and the Jacuzzy ( I just prayed they put enough Chlorine) After a while we wanted to have some intimacy in one of the cabins, none of them with a working lock, not to mention the state of the mattresses, so we decided to leave our intimacy moment for back home.


    In summary, filthy place, rude staff, broken facilities. Pity that this is mentioned in some gay guides as “The best Sauna in London” this can only be paid, no person with a minimum level of hygiene could make such a statement.“

     on 29-02-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • “It is worth noting that Management at some gay saunas in London have had to take steps to deal with the problem of a few customers trying to smuggle in drugs, particularly at the weekends after "after-hours" clubs have closed.

      Taking any type of drug in a sauna is incredibly dangerous, but GHB is probably one of the most dangerous. This clear liquid can be concealed in water bottles. GHB can really knock you out, cause unconsciousness, coma and death. Its linked to sexual assault, where someone has their drink spiked.

      We are not suggesting in anyway that you would be involved in such activity, but highlighting the reasons for the search and refusal to allow you to bring in water etc.“

       on 29-02-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

      • Yes but. . .

        “I take Travel Gay Europe's point about drugs, but security at the door of many London gay saunas ARE often arbitrary and rude, so that just getting in is a bit of a role of the dice (I speak as someone who does no drugs - including poppers). And London gay saunas ARE ridiculously poor value for the (high) prices they charge. No sauna in London holds a candle to the saunas of France, Holland, Switzerland or those in any German or Spanish city. Aside from the generally shoddy quality of the facilities (showers that often don't work at all, none with the ability to change the water temperature for heaven's sake! - where would you find that at any sauna on the Continent?) English sex clubs and saunas are also poorly lacking in imagination when it comes to designing their facilities to encourage an erotic atmosphere. Calling some well-lit hallways with cabin doors a 'maze' is a rather poor joke'. But really London's gay saunas are just a reflection of part of a wider problem in English culture, where the business ethos is trying to stiff (no pun intended) customers for the highest possible price for the smallest possible return they can get away with. It's just so stupid, puritanical and short sighted. Penny wise, pound foolish anyone? I've lived in the UK for 23 years, so I can assure you the common references to 'rip off Britain' have a firm basis in the truth. What you see is what you get, and what you get is very little.“

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         on 01-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • grow up

      “Bouncers are there for a reason to keep people safe, go to any bar or sauna and your water will be taken off you.

      Did you bother to report to a manager that the cabins needed cleaning?“

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       on 02-03-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. please tell me your christmas/new year opening hours

    “Decent staff, good opening hours at weekend, plenty of good talent on Saturday night/sun morning. Personally I think this obsession with cleanliness is a real passion killer and would like to know the medical evidence of it.“

     on 25-11-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. Not worth the money

    “Used to be a fun place to meet locals and have hot fun. I went on Sunday afternoon. After an invasive search at the door, I hit the locker room which was the same as I remember. The facility was dirty and smelled bad. It was not crowded which surprised me because Sunday afternoon has always been busy. Mostly men from Brazil and other countries. Few locals. Rather disappointing.“

     on 13-10-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Empty and expensive

    “It is very expensive and it is empty. It is also unhygienic place. I didn't like it and I don't recommend guys.“

     on 22-05-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Horrible place

    “I got itchy skin after going there, unhygienic cabins and rude staff. It is very expensive as well, it is 19 pounds for entry, you can spend that money for better things in London, like going for gay pubs in Soho! If you respect yourself, don't go there!“

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     on 22-05-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Best as it was before

    “This place has been improved a lot since I ever been coming for last 5 years. The spa staff has sternly given a lift up. The place is much cleaner then before. The facilities are working as they were 5 years ago. The guys visiting were all good looking. What more can I say then I was happy and enjoyed my visit.“

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     on 29-01-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Afterhours

    “Definately best as an afterhours sauna for those who go clubbing on Saturday night. Really easy to get to from Barcode, Fire Beyond etc. Not cheap, but plenty of good looking guys but many are completely wasted from the clubbing. Did pick up a couple of times, but it took nearly 20 mins to find a free room. “

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     on 19-04-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

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