The Brighton Hammam, West Street:
the cooling-room

Cooling-room advert
< Image: The James Gray Collection, courtesy The Regency Society of Brighton and Hove

It is not known when this advertisement was published but it would probably have been well after the mid-1870s as there were separate baths for women which were open daily when the baths first opened.

This partial view of the cooling-room only hints at the upper six alcoves in the gallery and shows the marble plunge poolóno longer with 'exotic plants' round itó looking through the triple Moorish arch into the octagonal hot room. This was covered with a sheet of polished plate glass allowing bathers to swim beneath it between the cooling room and the hot room. The original heavy curtained openings on either side have now been replaced by doors.

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