Europe • Gay Sauna & Cruise Club Index

Pleasuredrome, London

Explore Europe's best gay saunas and cruise bars. Exclusive reviews, facilities, maps, opening hours, themes, pictures & more.




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Recent Reviews

Met wonderful Martin

“I was at Pleasuredome on Fri 5 March this year around 5pm-ish. The place was not too ..”

Ivan on Pleasuredrome
London, United Kingdom


“In the middle is a big lounge, they could block part it to make more private glory holes. ..”

john on Unit 2 Sauna
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Worst club in London.ZERO rating

“Dirty venue and not in a good way. Music was passable but the equipment was out of date ..”

Traolach on Hard On @ Bloc South
London, United Kingdom

Nothing crazy

“Old sauna. Sauna steam room not to hot. Jacuzzi is cold. Very dirty. No people the time I ..”

Tom on Alexander Sauna
Athens, Greece

Flex for sex

“Nice sauna very clean. Nice renovation!!best time to go 5pm - 9pm. Sundays is good. ..”

Patrick on FLEX Sauna
Athens, Greece

Nice place to play

“A medium-sized club with very nice staff. Not expensive - the entrance fee is a credit ..”

Pluto on Triebwerk
Berlin, Germany

best sauna and steam in Sydney

“Has been renovated and really looking sharp these days. Ignore older ..”

ric on Bodyline
Sydney, Australia

Hm Geiler club

“Pure going to experience myself I was last weekend in it cool clean Darkroom. The DEEJAY ..”

Andreas on TOM’S Saloon
Hamburg, Germany

Old is NEW again... well almost

“This old building has been partly renovated and the new owner Jason has greatly improved ..”

Derek on Bodyline
Sydney, Australia

Nice clean and friendly

“The new sauna and only gay sauna in Stockholm. Nice clean and friendly athomsphere. Open ..”

Kaj on TEXAS Gym & Sauna
Stockholm, Sweden

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Europe’s gay cruise club and gay sauna scene – FAQ’s

Visiting a gay sauna or cruise club for the first time? Here’s what you need to know.

What is a gay cruise club?

Gay cruise clubs are mostly private, members only adult sex clubs. In many countries these clubs are licensed by local government. We’ve also included some more traditional gay bars that have extensive cruising areas (such as a dark room or maze) but that don’t require membership.

How do you become a member?

Most clubs offer membership on the door. You will need an official photo ID that shows your age. There is a strict age requirement, usually a minimum of 18 or 21 years of age. In Italy, you need to purchase an ANDDOS Card. The card is available at most cruise clubs and saunas; and once obtained, it can be used throughout the country.

What are themed nights?

Themed night cater to those who enjoy a particular fetish and will usually have a strictly enforced dress code. You may be refused entry if you are not wearing the appropriate clothes for the evening (e.g. leather, jeans, army gear, boots, etc.). Check the club’s website for theme details. On naked nights, you will be expected to remove all your clothes, but not your shoes.

Can I change into my outfit on arrival?

Most clubs offer a coat check and provide a bag into which you place any clothes that are not part of your outfit. You receive a numbered token or wristband. You charge drinks to your number and pay when you leave.

Will I be turned away?

So long as you dress appropriately, cruise clubs “welcome all” regardless of age, race or body type. There are notable exceptions, such as Laboratory in Berlin, who have unexplainable door policies that see some admitted and others turned away for no apparent reason. Be aware that some clubs don’t admit customers wearing strong-smelling perfume or aftershave.

What facilities will I find at a cruise club?

The quality of cruise clubs vary widely. Most have a bar, dark room, maze, slings, cages and work hard to keep the play areas and toilets clean - others don’t. Bigger clubs may have a dance floor and DJ’s. Cruise clubs don’t usually have private cabins, so you need to be quite open-minded. Most cruise clubs provide free condoms and lube. It’s a good idea to take a small hand towel.

What is a gay sauna?

Virtually all gay saunas in Europe are licensed health clubs. Membership requirements vary widely. In the UK, for example, membership is not usually required but you may be asked for a valid photo ID that shows your age.

What happens on arrival?

On arrival, you will be given a locker number. The sauna entry fee usually includes locker rental for your clothes and a towel (to wear). You may need to bring your own lock for the locker. Locker theft is a widespread problem, so leave valuables at home or at your hotel. If you don’t fancy walking around in bare feet, it’s a good idea to bring your flip-flops.

What facilities does a gay sauna offer?

A gay sauna (or bathhouse) usually features a dry sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, showers and lounge area. Some also have a swimming pool, café, bar and/or a gym. Most gay saunas have a dark room and private cabins. You may be charged an extra fee to rent a private cabin. Free condoms and lube are provided at most venues, but not all - so, best go prepared. Massage services are less common in Europe than in Asia.

Locker Theft

Locker theft is a widespread problem across Europe in saunas and gyms - gay or straight. If you become a victim of this crime management will offer sympathetic ear, but nothing more. The reality is if you leave your mobile or wallet in a locker you are doing so at your own risk.

Play Safe - a few minutes of fun is not worth a lifetime with HIV

Don’t take risks with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. • Always use a condom • Make sure the condom fits correctly. • Use a water- or silicone-based lube, never an oil-based lube. • Say no if someone asks you to do something you don’t want to do.
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