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Pleasuredrome

Arch 124, Cornwall Rd (corner of Alaska St), London, United Kingdom, SE1 8XE

Pleasuredrome
Pleasuredrome
Pleasuredrome
Pleasuredrome
Pleasuredrome
audience rating: Pleasuredrome, 3.5 out of 5 based on 181 ratings click to vote:
Rating: 3.5/5. From 181 votes.
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Internationally renowned, gay-owned Pleasuredrome has been in business for more than 15 years, attracting 15,000+ guys every month of all types and ages, from London and across the world.

Behind its tiny entrance, you’ll 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, private cabins. (£3 for 3 hours).

Deluxe private room are available for hire for 3-hour periods. There’s free WiFi; massage service by qualified male masseur in a private suite; a café bar serving alcoholic drink and snacks. Open (and licensed to serve alcohol) 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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 (桑拿) | features: cafe, steam room, massage, sauna, maze, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 迷宫, 温泉池, 放松舱, 暗室, 免费无线上网) | customers: gay

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last updated: 04-Mar-2019

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Value

2.6

Facilities

3

Service

2.4

Cleanliness

2.8
based on 37 reviews
  1. Hot, steamy and well-run

    “Was there on a friday and saturday evening. Busy. Lots of people of all shapes and ages and colors. Steamy action in the steam rooms. Sweaty action in the sauna. Dark action in the dark rooms... and hilarious, loud and omnipresent moaning of the movie throughout the premises. Friendly receptionist. Over-active staff cleaning saunas, steam rooms and shower area every... 5 ? minutes. All in all, had a great time. Will return... Brexit permitting.“

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     on 09-Mar-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Not World Class

    “Pleasuredrome is just not all that. From the dilapidated big screen cinema to the incredibly small cubby holes you find yourself wondering why you paid to go inside. While I do give the staff a thumbs up for there nearly OCD like compulsion to mop the floors I also have to remark that this place is like a flop house after 2 am. Practically every horizontal space is taken by men sleeping off their water downed drinks making anything approaching hot and steamy impossible. Going upstairs to the area you will find small cubby holes for use but due to the cut of the arch it is not possible to stand erect and for the most part anything remotely sexy will have to occur missionary or lying on your side. One exception is a larger shelf which would be great for group fun if not for the leaking condensation.“

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     on 19-Feb-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Great sauna

    “Well, what can I say.. Saunas in London are closing down so quickly. We only have Pleasuredrome and Sweatbox (who must have lost lots of people interest with their constant letting you know when they will open soon since November). So Pleasuredrome never fails. Always a mixture of guys at all times. Yes, they can have a cheap price or a pass out option. What happened to the extension? Still not open. Was supposed to open Boxing Day.“

     on 18-Feb-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Mr

    “I must say I like the Pleasuredome I go in the afternoon. Always get some action - what I like about the Pleasuredome were it is. You get lots of age group which is nice.“

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     on 10-Feb-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. It’s got better recently

    “I’ve always liked this sauna but did not use it much until recently when I have found that it’s become more friendly with a mixed and hot crowd. The facilities are ok and clean and my only encounter with the staff at the door was friendly and appropriate.“

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     on 25-Jan-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Horrible - dirty and empty

    “Pleasuredrome has gone downhill. I visited Sunday afternoon, it was empty, 5 guys inside, no action. The staff were nasty, and the guy on reception was rude. It's filthy and smelled like a sewer. Never again.“

     on 21-Jan-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. No

    “I have been regular there since couple of year but this Friday I have been refused to go. I'm a good looking guy and been refused to go in after 4 drinks and I have been regular since 2 years I will never go back again sweatbox is new opening soon thanks god - Pleasuredome very boring. Shame.“

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     on 19-Jan-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. STRONG NEGATIVE VIBES

    “negative VIBES smelly STEAM room BEST avoided“

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     on 15-Jan-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. Best avoided

    “A bizarre experience as the reception decided I would not be able to put my rucksack in my locker but would have to leave it at their front desk. As if anyone would do that. Why on Earth would I do that. I said no, and then they were quite rude and said a sneering goodbye. Very unpleasant.

    Don't go unless you need to feel more depressed than when you started.

    One star for cleanliness based on previous experience, and that I was disallowed even as a paying customer from making my own judgement. What kind of business turns people away. Horrible.“

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     on 13-Jan-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. No

    “I decided to visit for the first time here. Negative experience.
    Crowd wasn't so good (cold Saturday afternoon) but that not my main complaint.
    Not good value for money in term of a sauna -

    1. Smell at upper level was awful. Really, you can't stay there for more than a few minutes.

    2. The "rooms" upstairs are more like low-ceiling jail cells. It's kind of a fraud.

    3. Jacuzzi cold as ice.

    4. Two wet saunas the one small not hot at all. The larger one smells.

    5. Dry sauna very small.

    6. Two much light!

    Overall negative experience, not worth the time or money.“

     on 08-Jan-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Filthy

    “This place is disgusting. All the steam rooms are tiny. The maze is also small, however what got to me the most was the level of cleanliness. It just felt dirty and there was a horrid stench of body odour and chemicals throughout the private rooms and steam rooms. The smell was just too much to bare. They did go around spraying air fresher however the smell is really bad so this did not help. This was my first time at Pleasuredrome and unfortunately will be my last. One positive was I could charge my phone in a locker.“

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     on 25-Dec-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Great first year, bad the second

    “I recently traveled all over the UK and Ireland in 2017 and again in 2018, stopping at saunas along the way. The first time around this was the best of the batch I visited. The second time around this was one of the bottom contenders. With the sheer number of men passing through, it would be a great undertaking to keep this in top shape all the time, but on my second visit I found it to be pretty dirty. The hot tub wasn't very hot, I felt dirty in there, the steam rooms felt dirty with a strong chemical smell that made me question what I was inhaling into my lungs, the window in the steam room looked like it had buildup all on the window.

    The stench on the second floor of body odour was thick and really unpleasant so I went right back downstairs, went up again later and it was still gross. The staff were nice but gave off shady vibes. The lockers were small (to be expected with the amount of people that come through), and the locker room was fine. There were a lot of people during a Friday mid-afternoon, and even more as I was leaving towards early evening. This would seem like a good thing, but it felt cramped while I was there, I would often open a door to find a sauna or steam room full with no room. I'm glad I left before it got more crowded. There were people of all types and ages. Compared to the great experience in 2017 this felt like a disappointment in 2018, but nothing a deep clean and minor repairs couldn't fix. Would definitely bring sauna shoes or rent/buy them there.“

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     on 08-Dec-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Needs a revamp

    “Old Sauna, the staff unfriendly to say the least. I was asked vehemently whether I was Eastern European because that type isn't welcome there ! Guys are old, fat and sometimes very dirty. They need to upgrade the place with new rooms. Visited by a lot of old unfit guys. I have been there at least 10 times, never hooked up with anyone !“

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     on 07-Nov-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. Pretty Good

    “After no luck at a couple other sauna’s in London, I decided to try this one out. I RECCOMEND! All types of guys and preferences. I spent the whole afternoon there and it was really cool, staff was super friendly, and the bartender was extremely nice. The only thing that sucks is you have to pay for rooms that lock, and there was a lack of towels in said rooms. Can’t wait to go back though!“

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     on 23-Oct-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. Mark

    “Staff are extremely rude and security very full on treats everyone as a criminal. Clean sauna and a mixed crowd of people.“

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     on 13-Oct-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

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