Sweatbox Sauna

Ramillies House, 1-2 Ramillies Street, London, United Kingdom, W1F 7LN

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audience rating Sweatbox Sauna, 3.3 out of 5 based on 104 ratings
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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, a ‘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

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Value

3.5

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3.2

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3.5

Cleanliness

2.8
based on 24 reviews
  1. Poorly maintained

    “Dirty place, smells bad, towels, (if you can call them that as they are more like floor cloths), are next to useless. Poorly maintained. I would not go back.”

     on 11-28-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. not bad

    “Not too bad but the people there is not a lot”

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     on 11-09-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Not the best....

    “Went on a Saturday evening (my third time in total) and the place, to be honest, is a dump. Given there are some hot guys that go here, but all in all, it in need of a big make over. The steam room/sauna absolutely stinks and the rooms are tiny and of limited numbers. Got the potential to be amazing here due to the location and its location is probably the only reason guys go here. Good service from staff however.”

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

  4. Great action, but nothing more

    “I went to the sauna quite confident it was going to be a nicely maintained place where I can have some fun. Unfortunately, the place was rather dirty, stinked, the saunas were small. There is an urgent need of refurbishment. There was only 1 towel… not enough. Free condoms and lubricants.
    But most of the guys were young and handsome. I had an amazing action like never before so I’m going to come back!”

     on 10-31-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Great London Sauna Experience!

    “I have been going to SweatBox for over four years now, whenever I visit London! The staff has always been so nice and kind and treated me with great respect. The day I arrived in London, I always buy a weekly pass, so I can come and go as I please. I have met the nicest people from all over the world on vacation like myself, as well as locals. When your friendly to people I find that people are very friendly to you there. I often joke with the staff, that I’m one of the older customers, yet everyone is still so nice and friendly! I highly recommend this as a fun and relaxing sauna Londothe theme nights are the best! Usually busy! Always fun!”

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     on 10-22-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Dont waste your time

    “This establishment needs good redesign and investments. Dirty floor, no tiles only concrete, urine spots in the toilets. The layout and design are not helping shy strangers to establish contacts, just the opposite. Avoid at any cost!”

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     on 08-29-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Gavin

    “Well absolutely filthy. Sweaty smelly towels locker room stink of sweat , jacuzzi / stroke large cold bath filthy condoms under feet in jacuzzi and slimy seat even though is says no sex in there.
    Private cubicles mat on floor no room to lie down dirty feet walking all over expected to lie down well I can’t.
    Steam room sauna room was ok and hot. ”

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     on 08-28-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Great place to have fun

    “Visitor from Australia. Have been there on a Thursday. It was not quite busy and it was foam party there. It was a great night and I get a friend there. I took 48hours pass out. It was good. When I come back again it was Saturday night. So many people around. And some actions that night. Good place to have fun and enjoy. Definitely will come back when next visit”

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

  9. SEBASTIAN IS DESPERATELY SEEKING DAVID!

    “’Been to this lovely Sauna and met this fellow David. We were meant to exchange numbers but kinda lost each other at the end of the night. I hope you’re reading this and will get in touch. Thanks SWEATBOX!”

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     on 07-25-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. I liked it so much

    “The Best sauna clube in London. I went to Chariots (Vauxhall and Covent Garden) and The Stable. These three clubs are not crowded.
    Sweatboxsoho is the most crowded one.
    Price is average not expensive.
    Employees are mostly patient (especially the guy who is baldheaded, he works generally nights)
    Everyday, there are lots of guys, but sunday night is quiter than other 6 days.
    If you go to London, you have to go Sweatbox at least two times.
    On the other hand, Age range changes between 20-50 mostly under 27-28.
    Italians and spanish prefer to go there. As a result you have to go Sweatbox. I have been in London 12 days and I went there 6 times 🙂
    GGG”

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     on 07-05-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Happy to see improvements

    “Visited Sweatbox last Friday and Saturday as i got a unlimited access pass for 19 Pounds. The facilities were much cleaner – steam rooms, sauna, jacuzzi and the private cabins despite being very busy. I think weekend nights continue to be the best because of after party crowd.
    There is a good mix of young and middle aged men between 20-40 years from all races.
    Hats off to the new Colombian cleaner who keeps the place very clean and is on the job full time.
    This sauna will benefit from a bit of modernisation given its great location and the best crowd”

     on 04-21-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Average, could be better

    “good size for a sauna, interesting places to explore. Has a few issues that could easily be fixed:

    1) More cleaners and more frequently. Number of areas have unpleasant mold and urine smell. Regular cleaning will really help. They must know this; seen this comment in several other reviews going back a while.

    2) Cold Jacuzzi – I am stumped by this one; I wanted to sit and soak my knee, but very uncomfortable with not having real hot water. Very disappointing for a sauna

    3) What’s with the Sham-wow towels they now provide? not really absorbent. It’s made of material similar to lint-free cleaning cloths.

    Service was good. The guy running the front desk while I was there was nice and helpful to all customers who were speaking with him.”

     on 03-18-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Not good as advertised

    “I usually visit Sweatbox and sometimes book a massage. This has happened during the last three years. But unfortunately this place does not change. There is a terrible smeel of mould, premises are not cleaned properly and the staff has an attitude of ” I dont care”.
    In general the frequence is mixed but I have noticed lots of Asians nowadays. Average of age from 20-50. Very few interesting guys.
    But I think this is general rule in London. Nice guys dont go to saunas in London unfortunately. It is not like Berlin or Vienna. The gay sauna scene in these cities are quite good.
    The location is perfect but the premises looks run down and there is always something broken or something dripping from the ceiling.
    The price is the regular price for saunas in London.
    So the general rule is: if you dont mind with cleanliness and you dont expect much in frequence, this could work for you.”

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     on 01-27-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. Not too bad...

    “There is a strong smell of mould in some rooms which I found concerning and they don’t supply flip flops like some other places do. It seems a little run down but it is not a bad design and amongst the guys were some good looking ones, perhaps due to the location. The gym looked amazing – I just wish I had my gym clothes with me to try it out.”

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     on 12-27-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. Very Much Clean Now

    “I went twice -Sunday and Monday as the price of GBP19 included a 48 hour pass. I was delighted to see a full time cleaner and also staff cleaning and spraying freshners around busy areas. Thank you management- the place does not stink anymore!!
    I regularly visit Sauna’s to relax and meet like minded men. Not necessarily intercourse, but (safe) play is good!!
    This place never disappoints – best bodies, all colours and nationalities – best for crowds aged 20-40 years.”

     on 12-01-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  16. My visit

    “I am a visitor in London, visited Sweatbox sauna on Tuesday afternoon around 3pm.
    The place got busy after 4:30, and the crowd was very good too, age group 20-40 years. The place wasn’t clean but not dirty either!
    I had fun with two Italians and also played with another 3 guys in the Steam room. I will visit again very soon…
    Feel sorry for one older guy who wanted to join group play but he was told off, and he politely went away. We could have let him stay and just watch…..”

     on 11-26-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  17. Never Again 'ever'.Well, 'maybe'.

    “…rude staff with a take it or leave it attitude problem. Perhaps they got out of the wrong side of their beds that day. The place wants a damn good bloody clean (filthy, grimy, tired and BORING). In fact it needs to be fumigated and thoroughly steam cleansed to rid it of the stench that wafts through the entire complex.

    One ceases to comprehend exactly how management and the owners are otherwise blinkered or oblivious to their workplace environment as to the stench they quite obviously take for granted… A few Air Wick air fresheners would not go amiss, likewise a few automatic air freshener sprays about too. Come on! Clean your poor act up – PLEASE, PLEASE! Will attempt another visit sooner, or later, armed with own towels, flip flops and nose peg (just in case!) and air fresher spray and an extra inquisitive probing attitude!!”

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     on 10-23-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  18. My experience at Sweatbox

    “I was in London for 5 weeks in the summer from Africa, and visited the Sweatbox three times. I had visited a few other major London saunas before that, it was at either the Pleasuredrome or Chariot Waterloo that I picked some free gay magazines, while reading them at home, I read some articles about the Sweatbox and some lovely pictorial review of the customers staff and facilities, I was already falling in love with the place. I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw a cut out coupon for a £5 discount if I come in before noon I think. I went to the Sweatbox box and really enjoyed myself at the cost of £12 only.
    I returned a few days later, and still enjoyed the great facilities including polite and very helpful staff. I like your selection of staff really varied in terms of color and age and are all very friendly. A couple of days later I came back exactly on the 12th of August, 2015 and that was supposed to be my last visit because I was already booked to travel back on the 15th. While in the sauna I met another lovely young black guy with whom I became friends with, when he wanted to go he suggested we go out and have lunch, that it can collect a ticket that will allow me to come back. I did as he suggested and to my pleasant surprise the ticket did not only allow me back after three hours but that I can come back the next day and stay up till 3pm without paying a penny. I say this is the best sauna in the world. Your flexibility and foresight is unmatched vis: the 24 and 48 hour policy, the under 25 Monday free entry and £5 rebate. I discovered your facility rather late, close to the end of my visit but I thoroughly enjoyed myself in every visit. I will come back next summer and hope to enjoy myself even more. Thanks and keep up the good work.”

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     on 10-14-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Get in touch

      “Hi Felix. Were you visiting from Nigeria (tall 6 ft 5 gorgeous black man) and did the black lad (Joel) come from Jamaica. If so, please get in touch. I lost your number and would like to get back in touch. Thanks.”

       on 11-15-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  19. 'Simply the Best'

    “I go to saunas for occasional fun. I have to say this is the best because this place is always busy with the best looking men -all ages and color. Friday and Saturday late nights are really good for both – action and crowd, a lot of bi sexual men who come in after party hours. Mondays are busy (and free for under 25’s) but action can be very limited.
    This is not the cleanest sauna in Europe, but i bet that it has the ‘best men- Young, Hung and Beautiful’ .”

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

  20. Monday visit

    “I went on a Monday, and yea, got in for free for being under 25. My first experience to a hedonistic paradise proved just fine. A lot of good looking young guys, older hunks, everything was on the menu. I found the guys a bit shy, but that didn’t stop me from getting some… and some more. Oh, and I got tested there (seemed like a responsible thing to do), probably the oddest place on earth to do so.”

     on 08-11-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  21. Disappointing

    “I was very disappointed with the Sweatbox. I found the facilities to be very run down and badly in need of repair and renovation. The towels were just pieces of material that were very unpleasant and ineffective to use. The Cafe atmosphere was exceptionally boring and what was on sale was so basic it was hard to find anything worth purchasing. The staff appeared to be trying to do a good job with a very bad set of facilities.
    There was a dreadful odour throughout the place, some of the showers did not work and often there was no hot water. There was water leaking through the roof in some parts on the lower floor resulting in some sections being cordoned off.

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     on 08-06-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  22. Management Response

    “(TGE – This is a verified management response)

    It’s true we certainly have a lot of conflicting reviews on a lot of websites. We’re certainly not perfect but the lurching between extremes, I think comes down mainly to two things:

    1. Drugs. The gay community in London has a pretty major drug problem right now. We run a zero tolerance rule on drugs and unlike some other venues, we emphatically enforce it. This makes us a lot of enemies (guys we’ve thrown out, banned – even had arrested by the police) who seek petty revenge by writing bad reviews, complaining to the council etc. We enforce these rules as politely but as firmly as we can but we are bound to make enemies along the way. Within drug culture they don’t perceive themselves as doing anything wrong and think we’re just being mean and unfair not letting them have their fun the way they like it. But it’s my belief that the vast majority of our customers are not high and don’t want to be around those that are. So not only is drug taking illegal and dangerous, it’s also bad for business. I’m not just a guy who owns a sauna, I’m also a gay man of 51 who lost a lot of friends to HIV in the early days. I’ve been part of our community a long time and it upsets me dearly that we have achieved so many advances and then we hit a generation who seem determined to kill themselves with a cocktail of drugs. So I am not going to lessen our stance here no matter how many times we get bad reviews as petty revenge.

    2. We had a dud receptionist. This is entirely my fault. We had a receptionist who covered the mornings. He used to be charming and much loved and trusted. But slowly I discovered that he would have horrible mood swings and would be very rude to customers. The review entitled “Spoilt by Very Rude Receptionist” is certainly down to him. He has now left us and won’t be coming back. I could go on to explain how his behavior was born out of some terrible issues and stresses that were going on in his personal life but I shan’t because what he did was unacceptable and the fact that it went on for such a long time without me knowing is unacceptable of me. I made a mistake in trusting him.

    We’ve recently installed audio mics with the CCTV at the reception hatch – this is so that I can monitor the quality of customer service we offer. Since doing so, I’ve been able to directly investigate complaints. Of the 4 where I have done this, one has been a receptionist being a bit brittle and unhelpful (and I was able to watch it back with him and he accepts he was in the wrong). But the other 3 were customers being abusive because they weren’t getting what they want and my staff being firm but fair. They then complain to me or go online to write an angry review. When they write to me I’m now able to respond pointing out exactly what happened. One of them accepted it and we’re all friends again. The other two were furious (I was calmer than Buddha!) and said quite blatantly they were going to give me bad reviews all over the web. We love in a culture where this is becoming too many people’s default act of revenge. As far as I’m concerned trolling is like an infantile form of terrorism – both relying on a cowardly anonymity.

    With regard to 24 and 48 hour passes, our rules are quite clear and all are written in our terms and conditions clearly framed in the entrance lobby so they can be read before entry. They are also written in and around the building to remind people:

    24 and 48 hour passes work like this.

    Both start the moment you purchase them and end 24 or 48 hours later. If you overstay beyond that, you are liable for another day’s admission. However we also have a maximum stay of 8 hours with no return within 3 hours. Our reason for this is we are not a hotel and we do not think it is healthy for anyone to remain in a sauna for more than 8 hours. And if you are, there is a strong likely-hood that you are on drugs (see above). We never enforce this on the first offence (although I believe our dud receptionist above did try to). Receptionists are briefed only to warn customers if they have stayed more than 8 hours and only take it further if they are a repeat offender. It was an initiative I developed along with THT and David Stuart of 56 Dean Street. It allows us to have a reason to throw out people we believe are high but can’t prove if they go over their allotted time.

    There are some customers who get it into their heads that if they come back 5 minutes before their pass runs out, they can come in and stay as long as they want. I don’t pretend to understand how they think this is in any way an interpretation of a 24 or 48 hour pass but when they do, we politely explain the situation to them. Recently we had a customer turn up with 9 minutes to go on his pass. Our manager politely explained this to him and said he would need to take a £17 deposit before letting him in but that this would be returned as long as he left within the remaining 9 minutes of his pass.

    The customer’s English was not good (a common problem – often it’s very hard to explain things) and he took affront and was verbally abusive to my manager who remained calm but firm. I know this because the customer then wrote to me with a series of false allegations to get my manager in trouble. Fortunately I was able to watch and listen to the whole thing back on CCTV and I could see for myself that it was the customer who was being abusive.

    When I pointed this out to him he replied “Fxxk you I hate your sauna anyway it stinks and is disgusting” To which I responded by asking if he hated the experience so much why was he so desperate to come back? He didn’t reply to that.

    To be honest most of the reviews I see on the link you sent me don’t surprise me. It’s kind of parr for the course. You can’t make everyone happy. You have to piss a small amount off. But as we’re currently by far the busiest sauna in London, we’re clearly making enough guys happy.

    Oh and our 24 hour pass costs less than a single entrance to the 2 main Chariots venues (£19 single entrance) and Pleasuredrome is the same price as us for just one entrance. All have maximum stay rules.

    Unlike other London saunas we’re owned by a gay couple and we look after our staff like an extended family. I hope that ethos pervades into the way they behave with customers. I think mainly it does but I’m sure not always. They have to deal with a lot of abuse and this in turn can make them defensive at times. We train them hard and do what we can to give them the confidence they need to smile and let it wash over them.

    Of all the entries I saw in the link you sent me, the only one that surprised and upset me was the one saying “Only for the fit and young”. I hope nobody on my team told him this – it’s certainly not our policy and I loathe any form of bullying, discrimination and body fascism of any kind. Really loathe it. I grew up gay and bullied. A lot of bullied people go on to bully (there are a lot of gay bullies out there I feel). I don’t. And I don’t let my staff. If ever I felt this was what we are saying, I would be furious. That said we do have an image for being full of young and fit guys. And we do have a lot of them. And some of them are probably picky. But a lot aren’t. One of the happiest parts of my job is watching the friendships made at Sweatbox. We all tend to sex-shame saunas as being nothing more than meat markets. That’s only true if that ’s how you want to see it. I’ve made some of my best friends in saunas. We know guys who met at Sweatbox who have gone on to get married. And the friendships can often often transcend age, ethnicity and body type.

    My partner and I are getting married in August. I’m closing the venue for the night so that all the staff can come. On top of that, 25 of our guests are friends we’ve made through Sweatbox. And they’re not all young and fit!

    Perhaps this chap came on a Monday night in which the Under 25’s get in for free. That can be pretty full on, it’s true. One of the reasons we do that is because we also have 56 Dean Street doing HIV testing on Monday’s and the Under 25’s are often shy to go get tested at a clinic.

    I’ve taken the time to write this detailed response because I was very kindly offered the right of reply. However I don’t hold up much hope that my response is going to change many minds. Those that like us and get us don’t need the reviews – they know. Those with negative attitudes are only ever going to believe I’m a cynical businessman who sits all day counting his money and caring jack shit.

    Nothing I say is ever going to change that. That’s a change that has to come from within. So I think it’s something of a pointless exercise entering the ring with a bunch of anonymous trolls with an axe to grind or a prejudice to re-enforce. But I’m here, nonetheless.

    I like my business, I’m proud of it. I’m fond of my staff (our staff parties are awesome!) and I like the vast majority of my customers. I don’t even hate the druggy ones – I just don’t want them doing it in my building. But what I don’t like is anonymous bullying. And that’s why I don’t really want to be represented on any site where that can happen. I’m too old, frankly.”

     on 05-04-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Full of young fit guys you say!

      “— and u25’s get in free on Mondays? It sounds like Mondays hot would be worth it just for the eye candy.”

       on 06-17-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • great, maybe open another

      “I love the place and the long reply from the owner. However he should consider a 2nd maybe near Waterloo and bigger would be great. In regards to the weekend pass, it’s a nice idea and cheaper than other places however the 8hr rule sucks a lot. In regards to your not a hotel well there in lies my only issue.

      I would like to visit SB a lot however I work a lot in London but live an hour away. I do 12 hour days if I get there at 8pm I would have to leave at 10pm to get home and sleep. Otherwise I could have fun till 2am get some shut eye and be back at work at 7am. I think the gym and sauna idea is awesome – two birds one stone and would be interested in going their daily when i’am working but this takes me from 20 nights a month to 2 nights a month. Hence a bigger site with more cabins would be great and yeah charge more for sleeping. Making people leave does mean some people can’t use your sauna no where near as much as they like due to getting home and back to work after. What rules apply to monthly membership? Is it still 8 hr limits. btw I don’t do drugs I hate them and i’am happy you work so hard to get them gone.”

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       on 10-03-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • John mr

      “I absolutely loved your reply,never been to Sweatbox,but after reading your reply next time I,m in London will definitely visit.
      Really can’t wait!”

       on 07-29-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  23. Awaiting Response

    “I read all the reviews and so I emailed the venue using their “info” email address. I got back a “failure message” So I filled in their mailing list sign-up. I put a message in the ‘gym membership’ section. I received a reply from them, now I have a direct email address. I have put all the complaints to him & await there response. Will post update if they reply.”

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     on 04-29-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  24. Difficult to beat

    “I am a regular visit to the capital. Always try to find time to spend a few hours at Sweatbox. Although slightly claustrophobic, the facilities are reasonable, usually it seems pretty well maintained and clean, but the main attraction in the crowd. Never seems to disappoint. Had plenty of fun on every visit in the past few years. Attracts all types & colours which is really cool. Regarding earlier comments, I am over 40, but look after myself. Never had a problem gaining entry.”

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     on 04-21-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  25. 24 hour 48 hour pass - not true

    “Come and go as you please its not true at all, unless you know how the 24 hour 48 hour pass works you will have a shock on leaving if you may have over stayed! You will be fined your repeat fee of entry for only even 10 min late leaving. The pass does not explain this in small print and there for will confuse you. This is however a money making ploy and a very nasty and unprofessional one of that.

    If you have any problems you can rest assure the owners of the sweatbox will not be contactable nor when you are fobbed off with there email address will they never respond back to you – very very bad manners.

    On reflection the sweat box is one of the most unclean unhygienic of saunas smelling of urine in the one steam room opposite the shower area. The cleaners do nothing apart from stand about playing on there I phones instead of keeping the sauna free from unhygienic matter.”

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     on 04-05-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  26. Only for the fit & young, not for the rest of you !

    “It is all ways the way for places like this to be for the slim fit and young !
    If you turn up and you are 40+ you are told you will not fit in. I chatted to a friend and ask hin the try it out as I had not gone in after being told to old . Yes, he was told he was to fat. But where do guy like us have to go under a train ? As you can see by the Photos not fat or old guy let in – what a shame.”

     on 12-29-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  27. Twink Heaven

    “This place is Heaven on Monday nights. Whatever you’re looking for, it’s there! I’ve had such a great time, often with young guys who are there for the first time. Hot & romantic. This place is not called Sweatbox for nothing. The cubicles do not seem to be ventilated at all, so it gets really hot and sweaty! I actually like that. The place is quite clean for a sauna and is patrolled regularly. You can come and go as you please for either 24 or 48 hours. It’s good value, especially the 48-hour pass. The staff is courteous. My favourite place so far in London.”

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     on 09-20-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Spoilt by very rude receptionist

      “I went with 2 friends on Monday 29th September, one of whom was under 25 years old and was allowed in free. This is a brilliant concession. We arrived at 3pm and my other friend and I bought a 24 hour pass for £17. We had a great time although the small bar was expensive as they don’t allow you take in your own food or drink which we thought was bad. Tea is £2 a cup! At 9am on Tuesday we decided to go out for breakfast. My younger friend went to get a fresh “towel”, which incidentally are more like polishing dusters. He was greeted by a very rude middle aged man who told hum off for staying beyond midnight. He was told that he had to leave and that we had to leave too although we were downstairs changing at the time. My friend came back down and told us what had happened. We all went upstairs to meet this receptionist and straighten things out. We met a very rude and sarcastic middle aged man of repellent aspect who proceeded to chastise my young friend again. It seems that although under 25s are allowed in free on Mondays, the 24 hour pass rule doesn’t apply. We apologised for the mistake and my friend was charged £10 for the excess time he had spent inside. That should have entitled him to stay for the rest of Tuesday. We all wanted to stay until 3pm on Tuesday when the 24 hour passes expired. When we questioned this he said that my younger friend had leave. I said that we all wanted to return together after an hour or so until the two 24 hour passes expired. He stated that he couldn’t return, even though he had just paid £10. He said he could lose his job and said there was a rule that no one could have more than 16 hours in the sauna under “Health & Safety” regulations. They sell 24 and 48 hour passes so that was clearly a lie. He said he would photograph my friend and put him on the rogues gallery of banned customers. When I questioned all this he said I was “taking the p**s! We all remained calm during his ranting, but clearly he was a devotee of the Basil Faulty school or customer service. I was then asked to pay my bar bill which amounted to £6.50. I asked him if he could change a £10 note and he very rudely replied, “does it look like I haven’t got change, I got a till”! This man spoilt an otherwise enjoyable stay at this sauna and we decided not to fully use the 24 hour passes we had and took our business to another sauna. If you happen to be the owner of Sweatbox and you are reading this review I strongly suggest you sack that employee as he will lose you valuable business. We all have customer backgrounds and were appalled at his attitude. We will return again and sincerely hope he has gone.”

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       on 10-05-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

      • My experiences

        “I had a good time when I went. The younger receptionist was brilliant. He was new there – I think it was his first day. The older guy is quite shirty especially about giving out cups of free tap water. I outstayed the ‘time limit’ so had to repay on leaving. Overall, had fun in there so not too bad.”

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         on 01-16-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  28. Great

    “Great for tourists. Very central and busy. Visited London during May holiday weekend – spent too much time at Sweatbox 🙂 but very much enjoyed the “sightseeing”.”

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     on 05-28-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  29. Great for tourists

    “Great for tourists – central location makes it very convenient. Very nice gym on the ground floor. The sauna is in the basement. £18 entry fee, but you can by a pass for 10 visits for £100. Locker room feels very secure with security cameras. Free condoms and lube available. Being an Asian visiting London I find that Sweatbox tends to attract a mixed crowd with quite a few Asians and British guys who like Asian 🙂 4 – 8 pm is peak time, particularly Sunday. Like other London saunas, it does not look very clean and air in the basement feels a stuffy. But overall, still think it is a better option that Chariots.”

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     on 11-17-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  30. I will be back!

    “Been to Sweatbox once but only had little time to spend. Saw quite a few good-looking, young men (most of them with attitude, naturally). Facilities were ok. Cabins were small. The place could use an update and better maintenance. Great for quick hookups but not recommended for spending long hours.”

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     on 10-15-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

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Sweatbox London gay sauna

venue sauna

features cafe, internet access, steam room, massage, sauna, maze, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, gym

exclusively gay

customers Gay

weekday 24 hours

weekend 24 hours

last updated: 11-10-2016

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