Victorian Turkish Baths Picture of the Month for April 2006

Hotel Metropole, Brighton, 1890:
the cooling-room

Cooling room, Hotel Metropole, Brighton, 1890

The Hotel Metropole was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, at that time President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and opened in July 1890. It was owned by Gordon Hotels Ltd, and had 700 rooms completely furnished by Maples of Tottenham Court Road. The baths were still open in 1954 and may well have survived into the 1960s.

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