A quick run down on some of London’s best gay saunas
London may not be the coldest – or even wettest – place in Europe, but it does enjoy a good hot sauna. From the biggest to the friendliest, there’s something for everyone in this guide to keeping warm, getting wet, and having fun in London.
Sweatbox Soho is back, after the mega-popular sauna reopens after a multi-million pound reno and refurb. Open 24/7.
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus
Venue: 1-2 Ramillies Street, London, W1F 7LN (Info)
Billed as Europe’s largest gay sauna, Chariots is a sprawling complex slap-bang in the middle of Vauxhall.
Nearest Tube: Vauxhall
Venue: Rail arches, 63-64 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP (Info)
Locker Room Sauna
A small, friendly, local neighbourhood kind of place, a stone’s throw from Vauxhall
Nearest Tube: Kennington
Venue: 8 Cleaver Street, London, SE11 4DP (Info)
Large, modern, industrial-looking sauna close to Waterloo station, open 24 hours.
Nearest Tube: Waterloo
Venue: Arch 124, Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8XE (Info)
Formerly owned by Chariots, this sauna is next to BJ’s White Swan pub.
Nearest Tube: Limehouse
Venue: 570-574 Commercial Road, London, E14 7JD (Info)
Small, friendly, central sauna
Nearest Tube: Marble Arch
Venue: 2 Portsea Place, London, W2 2BL (Info)