The façade of Bartholomew's Leicester Square Baths

Bartholomew's Leicester Square Turkish Baths
< Bartholomew, Charles An Illustrated guide to the Turkish baths, medicated and other baths… (Marshall, 1887)

Bartholomew's Turkish Baths, 23 Leicester Square c.1887.

Bartholomew, a farm labourer's son who became Secretary of the Bristol Foreign Affairs Committee, was one of the most successful of Urquhart's followers. He opened his first Turkish bath in Bristol in 1859 and when he died, in 1889, he left the largest chain of Turkish baths in the country, with an establishment in each of eight cities.

The Saracenic style building immediately to the right of the baths is the Alhambra Theatre.

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