London bathhouses close their doors in line with social distancing guidance
London’s gay bathhouses have followed the UK government’s social distancing guidance and closed their doors.
Sweatbox, Pleasuredrome, and Chariots have all confirmed that they have ceased operations until the current public health emergency has ended and the social distancing restrictions have been lifted.
At the end of a busy week, you might feel the need to unwind, to release the pressure and the stress, to let off some steam. For lots of guys, the ideal place to do that is a sauna or bathhouse.
If you’re in London, there’s a few different saunas to choose from, but we’re particularly excited about the recently renovated
Here’s our guide to Sweatbox – this may come in handy once the current social distance restrictions have been lifted.
How do I find Sweatbox?
The address for Sweatbox is 1-2 Ramillies St, Soho, London, W1F 7LN
Entrance is through the big red door on the corner.
Sweatbox is just off Oxford Street. The closest tube station is Oxford Circus.
Entry fees are listed on the Sweatbox website.
What will I find at Sweatbox?
If you were familiar with Sweatbox before the renovations, you’ll be surprised at the dramatic transformation. The entire venue has been completely updated, and everything has moved around.
When you enter, the receptionist will take your entry fee and give you a locker key and a towel. You then head upstairs to the mezzanine level and get changed. From the locker-room, wearing just your towel, you come down to the bar area to collect a wristband that gives you access to the entire sauna.
At this point, in the bar area, you’re at ground level. Here’s where you’ll find the massive jacuzzi that could probably seat up to about 30 guys fairly comfortably.
On the first level down are the steam rooms, and the dry heat rooms.
On the second level down are the showers and a series of cabins and play-spaces.