King's Cross Turkish Baths, London:
ground floor entrance area, 2011

Entrance area
< Photo: Shifrin

Entering the baths from Caledonian Road, bathers would probably have found this area divided into several smaller ones. There would have been an area where tickets were bought and towels provided, a set of cubicles where patrons could change, and probably somewhere for them to lock their valuables. This area may also have had small rooms or areas where the advertised chiropodist and hairdresser worked.

At the other end of the room, opposite the main entrance, is the flight of ten steps which led up to the cooling-rooms where today's café is situated. Just before the stairway, to the right, a door opens onto a flight of steps which led down to the hot rooms, plunge pool, shower and toilet.


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