Sweatbox Sauna

Ramillies House, 1-2 Ramillies Street, London, United Kingdom, W1F 7LN | map | get directions |

Sweatbox Sauna in London
audience rating: Sweatbox Sauna, 3.3 out of 5 based on 156 ratings click to vote:
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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

weekday: 24 hours

weekend: 24 hours

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

corrections | last updated: 30-10-2017

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Value

3.2

Facilities

3.1

Service

3.2

Cleanliness

2.5
based on 37 reviews
  1. Good in parts

    “I've been. The location is unbeatable and there are some nice guys there. You pay for 24 hour access which means you can go there for a few hours, then go to a show, and then revisit afterwards, all for the one entrance fee. The showers are fun, as are some of the private and mirrored areas. Condoms and lube are free from the bar area.

    Downsides are the place is smelly here and there, especially the steam rooms, while the two sauna cabins are just tatty. The "towels" are really just rags you wrap around and not very sexy, attractive or practical. The security at night is heavy. There are no seats on the toilets.

    I wouldn't rule out going again, but plan on trying all the other London saunas before revisiting this one.“

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     on 26-10-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Dirty and stinky

    “My partner and I were on holiday in London from July 3 to 10, 2017. Was the worst experience in a sauna. That place is the dirtiest sauna in London, all areas were stinky, lots of humidity.“

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     on 24-08-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Sweatbox is dreadful

    “Sweatbox really is a dreadfully place. The staff are so rude and barely acknowledge you at the reception. I've been twice now on a weekend and on both occasions it was dead, probably about 15 guys. If you've ever been to a sauna in Europe you will think this place is a joke. Not good at all.“

     on 29-07-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Staff need training

    “I had unpleasant greeting. Staff member became suspicious that I was drunk. If he had been a native English speaker he would've realized I was a North American trying to figure out the menu of options and he mistook my fatigue (jet lag) for intoxication and turned me away at door. I've never been more sober.“

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     on 25-07-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Keep going

    “Despite the ban to poppers, and that most guys got a lot of attitude, it's still the best sauna in town.

    If you are local you will probably manage to find out the best day and hour for you. I've always had fun and I'm going back again. The 24 hour pass it's handy for a late first day and and early revisit the day after. You have to leave before your entrance time on the first day. Fair“

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     on 21-07-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Best place to meet young guys

    “This is only one sauna in London, where you can meet young and nice guys on Mondays or Thursday, other days are not that busy. Don't go in whirlpool, dirty, same like sauna and steam room, bring your slippers.“

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

  7. Amazing night

    “22 year old so as it's free on a Monday I can't complain!

    Really busy and mixed age and race, was so shocked at how easy it was to go from walking around to one minute later having action with the biggest tool I've ever seen! Not joking i was struggling for days.

    It's the perfect place!“

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     on 13-06-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Not worth it

    “Went on Saturday, May 27 at 10pm, not that many people (about 30). All were older than 25 and some just stood around. Then, went on May 29th, a Bank holiday and Mondays are free for under 25. Thought would have more cuties....more people than Saturday (about 50) but definitely not crowded. “

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     on 31-05-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. Great times

    “Been a few times to Sweatbox and always found some fun. I'm a larger bear type middle aged guy so get ignored by some if he body beautiful but always end up hooking up. Second time I went I had a great three way with a guy I'd chatted to in the gym then ended up joining him and a very hot guy.

    My most recent visit I had fun with a nice guy from Abu Dhabi and we exchanged numbers and he came back to my hotel for more fun later
    I always try and make a visit when I'm in London and the 48hr pass is good value if I am there for a few days, especially as I'd be paying for a gym anyway as the gym is very good.“

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     on 14-05-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. It's just meh

    “They make out to be the best gay sauna in London but in reality it is just meh. There are often used condoms and bottles of lube on the floor which you step on. There is also often a musty smell, it could do with a deep clean. Facilities are okay at least. However, it is full of older people, middle aged upwards and is very rare you find a young person.“

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     on 23-04-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Location Only

    “Taking to account great saunas in Berlin, Paris, Vienna or even Budapest, this is probably the worst gay sauna in Europe. Which is really shame cause London is European gay metropol, and rest of saunas in town aren't much better. Owners of this place evidently capitalising on its location and are unwilling to invest to renovation. (especially bad joke of this place is so called "jacuzzi") No matter how long you going to scrub or sanitise, the place is just overused and old. And you can definitely see and smell it once you are there!
    Wouldn't recommend to anyone who's overly hygiene sensitive. If it's your first gay sauna experience, this can turn you off for the rest of your life! Nonetheless, this place is still quite popular due to its location and you can meet some really nice guys there. So, if you're adventurous enough, brace yourself and you can have quite a good fun!;)“

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     on 20-03-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. 24 hour ticket problem

    “The clientelle is over 50s and it doesn't get busier than 20.or 30 ppl.
    Paid for a 24h ticket. Came back a few hours later and the staff said they had no records to check. Apparently I should have gotten a card to get in again, which I hadn't and was not informed about. They charged me again.“

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     on 17-03-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Nice for fun, gym and rediscover yourself

    “Not the cleanest place but a lot of handsome boys. Generally people came here for action and you can have a lot of action If you want. In the bar I analysed a Brazilian guy from staff and his simplicity, sincerity attract me a lot. I find him the best guy in this sauna for his general attitude, acting... and I regret that my projects în London are finished. He give me the hope that I can find any moment somebody to love even if my academic mathematics job make me too busy... Conclusion for me is that Sweatbox is a good place to relax but also a place where you can find a boyfriend for long term. May be this is a silly review (for a 30years old man)...but is what i feel .“

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     on 25-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Love in a sauna?

      “Hey, people find love on battlefields with blood n guts so who's to say they can't find love in a sauna? Thanks for being honest. K“

       on 28-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. I went and I liked it

    “After reading so many reviews about this place I decided to go and see it by myself. I think a gay sauna running for that long always has seen better days. But if you are going to a place like this, you cannot expect to enter into a surgery room. It's best to go and see it by yourself. What is clean or dirty depends who sees it. I had a lot of fun myself... and I'm just a regulars mature guy.“

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     on 28-01-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. Very cold sauna

    “I went there 3 times in winter the cabins area is very cold I think there is no heating there I felt very cold and I spoke to one of the staff but it seems they do not care.“

     on 13-01-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

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