London Gay Saunas

London Gay Saunas

Visiting a London gay sauna is likely to be a highlight of any trip to the city.

Coronavirus Update: Please note that some venues may be closed in line with local government advice. Please check the venue's own website for the latest opening hours and information before making your journey. Stay safe and follow the local authority's guidance in order to minimise the risk of transmission of the virus.

Gay saunas in London generally offer a good range of well-maintained facilities. Many open late and nonstop at the weekend. Membership is not required. Minimum age is 18. If you look young, bring an ID.

Due to a number of drug-related incidents, expect to be searched on arrival in London’s gay saunas. Bringing your own drinks, including bottled water, is not permitted at most venues.

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West London / Central London

This 24-hour gay sauna in London manages to squeeze many facilities into a small space. Sweatbox attracts locals, tourists and some of the hottest men who like to hang out after the bars in Soho have closed.

Features include a fully equipped gym, a 40-man steam room, 14-man jacuzzi, ‘steam maze’, dark rooms, private cabins, chill-out lounge, massage services.

Free HIV testing and Hep B vaccination available every Monday (5pm-9pm). 24-hour and 48-hour passes available.

nearest station : Oxford Circus


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

Updated: 18-Jun-2020

Ramillies House, 1-2 Ramillies St, London

weekday: 24 hours
weekend: 24 hours

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From 399 votes Vote

Coronavirus Update: Pleasuredrome will be opening with a completely renovated venue in the near future. Please check their website for more details.

Internationally renowned, gay-owned Pleasuredrome has been in business for more than 23 years, attracting 15,000+ guys every month of all types and ages, from London and across the world.

Behind its discreet entrance, you’ll find modern facilities including a 375-locker changing room, London’s largest gay spa pool (accommodating up to 20 guys), two steam rooms, two saunas, encounter areas, open showers, a standing sunbed, and private cabins. It is also the only gay venue in the UK to have a 24-hour bar!

Deluxe private room pods are available for hire from 2-hour periods for £8. There is free WiFi and mobile phone charging lockers. Located just a 1-minute walk from Waterloo, walk down either Alaska Street or Sandell Street. Find the railway arch that connects these two streets at the end, and the entrance is in the arch.

£18 general admission, £13 if aged 18-25 (with proof of age) – entry includes locker and two towels. Take a look at their website for more information including FAQs.


cafe, steam room, massage, sauna, maze, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, free wi-fi

Updated: 09-Oct-2020

Arch 124, Cornwall Rd (corner of Alaska St), London

weekday: 24 hours
weekend: 24 hours

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From 292 votes Vote

South London / Vauxhall

Popular gay sauna in the heart of Vauxhall gay village. Chariots is busy every night, especially at the weekends after the nearby bars and dance clubs close.

Facilities include 500 lockers, two 20-man steam rooms, two 30-man saunas, two dark rooms, and a maze with 50 private cabins. There’s an internet café with TV lounge.

Open until late on weekdays and nonstop on the weekends. 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.

Impossible to miss on Albert Embankment with its large signs, just a few steps from EAGLE London  and FiRE club.

nearest station : Vauxhall


cafe, internet access, steam room, sauna, maze, relaxing cabins, dark room

Updated: 25-Jan-2021

Rail Arches, 63-64 Albert Embankment, London

weekday: 12:00 - 08:00
weekend: 24 hours

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From 172 votes Vote

East London / North London

Popular East End sauna featuring a large steam room, sauna, open-plan showers, TV lounge, a 20-man jacuzzi and two floors of relaxation rooms. A new rooftop terrace is now open.

Open overnight at the weekends – can be busy after the next door White Swan pub closes. Located close to Limehouse DLR station.


cafe, internet access, steam room, sauna, relaxing cabins

Updated: 14-Feb-2020

574 Commercial Road, London

weekday: 11:00 - 23:00
weekend: 11:00 - 08:00

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E15 Club is located in Stratford, close to the Olympic Stadium and easily accessible via the Central or Jubilee underground lines or DLR.

Ground floor facilities include a huge jacuzzi, steam room, dry sauna and café. The 2nd floor is reserved for private restrooms, and the basement is a dark room and video lounge.

Regular themed nights include ‘Bears Night’ on the first Thursday of every month. Free WiFi available.

It’s about a 20-minute walk from Stratford station but just a few minutes from Maryland station.

nearest station : Stratford


cafe, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, free wi-fi

Updated: 05-Oct-2019

6 Leytonstone Rd, Stratford, London

weekday: 09:00 - 22:00
weekend: 09:00 - 22:00

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From 89 votes Vote

This dual-role sauna & TV club venue (gay & bi sauna 7 days a week – excluding Thursday and Saturday nights when it becomes ‘Legs 800’ TV and admirers club).

Facilities include a sauna, steam room, bar & coffee area, lounge, dark rooms, video lounge, private restrooms. There’s no sign on the building, but the number 800 is easy to spot, as is the blacked-out shopfront windows.

nearest station : Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line)


bar, sauna, relaxing cabins, dark room

Updated: 18-Oct-2019

800 Lea Bridge Road, London

weekday: 12:00 - 00:00
weekend: 12:00 - 00:00

Audience Rating

From 94 votes Vote

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