Pleasuredrome

Arch 124, Cornwall Rd (corner of Alaska St), Waterloo, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8XE | map | get directions |

audience rating: Pleasuredrome, 3.6 out of 5 based on 122 ratings 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.

weekday: 24 hours

weekend: 24 hours

venue: sauna | features: cafe, internet access, steam room, massage, sauna, maze, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, free wi-fi | customers: gay

corrections | last updated: 03-09-2017

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3.2

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2.8

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3
based on 15 reviews
  1. Nice place, seems social, I still left frustrated

    “I attended on a Friday evening after the theater. There was a decent crowd of guys - older, younger, and my age (early 30s). Definitely a place where play is encouraged in the paid-for cabins versus common areas (sauna, steam, etc.). That's cool and all.

    I had a private deluxe room (great value at £6 for 2 hours), however it was down a private-ish hallway where no one was going to find me. Lesson learned = Don't waste time when you arrive, and find someone to bring back to the cabin before it's too late! Hallway cruising went on around the standard cabins. I would recommend the less expensive cabins next time to find guys easier, unless you already have someone to have fun with.

    After 2.5 hours, I left without getting off. My issue, it's not like dudes weren't interested in helping me, but I wanted to service, and the crowd leaned more toward watching to bottoming.“

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     on 16-09-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Dirty and smelly

    “Been there this week and the place was filthy. The steam rooms smelled awful and the floor was very dirty.“

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     on 06-09-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Such mediocrity

    “I have been a few times hoping that it would be better. It is shocking the price you pay - no proper rooms to enjoy ones self unless you pay extra.
    H&S risks in certain areas.

    Compared to any spa / sauna in Europe this is overrated and it is quite obvious the locals do not experience the difference so they rave about how good it is - for the price it is diabolical.“

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     on 20-08-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. très moyen

    “Je pensais que Londres serait une ville chaude et dynamique... Erreur... Très peu d'endroits pour les gens comme moi qui cherchent des plans hard et directs. Ce sauna est certes fréquenté en journée mais pas beaucoup d'action... Des équipements pas très grands, des gens qui tournent à se regarder sans plus, des cabines pourries et petites, pas de darkroom, un sol glissant. "Connu internationalement" qu'ils disent... Très en dessous de ce qui existe à Paris ou en Belgique, c'est clair...“

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     on 30-07-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Worst sauna in London

    “They don't have proper "private rooms". Instead, they use bunker-like spaces carved into the wall which are the size of a kid's playhouse. Literally. You literally cannot stand up in any of their "private rooms" unless you were under 5.2 feet tall. The most awkward and uncomfortable design EVER! The attitude of the staff at reception was another huge disappointment. I decided to leave and go to Chariots in Vauxhall where I had a fantastic time.“

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     on 30-07-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Nice clean environment

    “Been there 4 times and will go back soon. Nice clean environment. I'm older so it's always a challenge to find partners but it's a friendly place. I like the glory hole booth and the pool is nice. I like that they give you two towels, one to spend time in and a nice clean one for your final shower before you leave. I'm usually there on weekdays so not crowded, I'll try it on a weekend and see how it goes.“

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     on 07-07-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Sad and depressing

    “Visited Pleasuredrome recently and found it a sad and depressing place. The guy on reception was unfriendly and just shouting at me when I asked if they accept Amex. The facilities are poor compared to Europe, if you've ever been to a sauna in Germany or Spain you will be shocked by small wet facilities at Pleasuredrome. The upstairs is all rooms with mats on the floor, very smelling and lots of guys out of it asleep. No guys are up for fun, just wondering round, barely aroused chewing their jaw. Very sad and depressing. I question the other reviews on here that talk about muscle guys going there, I doubt they are genuine.“

     on 04-07-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Best space & design in London

    “This place is busy all the times, but believe me if u into nice younger or muscle guys, you are at wrong place, but for design and space is the best in London.“

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     on 30-06-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. Gary

    “Went there Tuesday lunchtime, was very busy and had a great time with like minded guys..a great place to visit for some fun.“

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     on 10-05-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Excellent

    “I went to Pleasuredome about 2 months ago and it was great.

    Staff super friendly and relatively busy what is a pros. I had lots of fun with a few hot guys. I really recommend it for the future :) I'm 21 years old and it wasn't a problem to find someone in similar age.“

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     on 23-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. 1st experience at a gay sauna

    “Went for my first experience at a gay sauna, I was a little nervous because there were some bad reviews. The security guy and staff were all so friendly. I said I'd never been before and they explained everything. The place was really nice inside, would definitely recommend pleasuredrome.“

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     on 17-09-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Nice place but...

    “I went there twice in a week. This was one of the first ever saunas i had been to and hence was keen on checking it out on my return to London. The place is clean and has competent staff. Just that the crowd is really sad. Lots of older guys and barely many who want to play. Had to help myself while watching the porn on the extremely pixellated large screen. Sad to see this place lose its edge.“

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     on 15-08-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Better options nearby

    “I've gone to this club when visiting London for age least the last 15 years. Last night I was refused entry for not saying,"Hello" to the "security" but at the entrance. A short walk away was Chariots where the staff greeted me with a "Hello love". Had a great time with a hot guy at Chariots and the staff were friendly and efficient. Pleasuredrome is off my list.“

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     on 14-08-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. Bag check

    “I asked for my bag to be kept upright during a routine bag check on entry to stop valuable items falling out, [the security guard] insisted, for some unknown reason, that my bag would be checked on its side, an item, albeit of low value slipped out onto the floor and and my phone was about to fall out too, when I pointed out items were falling from my bag he said leave me to do my job, when I reached to upright my bag and insisted further item must not fall on the floor, he said 'right leave now and I can always bar you'. Get past the bully on the door and you may have a good time alternatively go to another venue. I rang the management, if they had apologised I would not have written this, they just said the item that fell on the floor was not valuable so they didn't think I had a valid point! No items should have fallen on the floor regardless of its value! Personally I think [the security guard] does not have the right temperament to be working in that position... I wouldn't feel safe going there again.“

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     on 12-06-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. Lucozade...

    “I attempted to go to Pleasuredrome this evening (4/6/16). Unfortunately I was met in reception by a ... man on the door..under the delusional belief that he was in some way a bouncer. My absolute crime was to be in possession of a contraband bottle of Lucozade. I was instructed I was not allowed this as it broke rules so I went outside to drink this devils nectar while within earshot of the madam who was in "ever such a huff" that i dared do such a thing. When I came back was instucted that as I went outside and finished the drink I must be high as a kite on drugs and therefore will not be allowed into the hallowed establishment. I do not do drugs so this was a surprise to me and I "stated its a bottle of lucozade" and "its silly".... well the door man nearly fell off her stilletoes and roughly remonstrated that she would be forced to call the police if I abused her..... Well after that statement I did leave albeit with some choice words. I spent my money in Chariots sauna around the corner where I will always go to from now on.“

     on 04-06-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Why drinks are not allowed.

      “Whilst we cannot comment on the way you were treated, it is worth noting that management at gay saunas in London are taking 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 one of the most dangerous. This clear liquid can be concealed in water bottles (and Lucozade). 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 that you would be involved in such activity, but highlighting the reasons why you were allowed to bring your Lucozade.“

       on 05-06-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  16. The most decent from so many flops..

    “Went there occasionally in the past few years. Mostly with great experiences. Need to update their facilities such us opening more free cabins and providing better service (no more arrogant & intrusive staff).“

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     on 27-02-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  17. Best sauna in London

    “Definitely the best sauna in London - love this place!“

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     on 17-01-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

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