King's Cross Turkish Baths, London:
the first cooling-room: 19th and 21st century views

19th century view CoolgRm1Today.jpg
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When bathers finished their time in the hot rooms and plunge pool, they would come upstairs and relax, perhaps with a cold drink, in the cooling-rooms. This larger, and slightly warmer, of the two cooling-rooms still bears a general resemblance to its original appearance.

Both images show the room from the entrance at the top of the flight of stairs, looking towards the smaller room.

Although the walls are no longer mirror-lined and the chandeliers, carpet, and loungers have all disappeared, it is still possible to see that some details have not changed too much.

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