King's Cross Turkish Baths, London:
the first hot room; vaulted ceiling; plunge pool steps

First hot room

This is the first, and cooler, of the two hot rooms in the basement. The marble benches around the walls have long disappeared, and the encaustic tiles also seem to have disappeared (though they may only be covered from view by a modern wooden floor).

Ceiling vault

But the vaulted brick ceiling and its cased girder supports are all still plainly visible. 

Plunge pool steps

The marble slab-covered steps and plunge pool, which are now kept safely covered, will be of the same material as was used to cover the benches.
 

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Coralie Sleap who, in the middle of her busy afternoon, showed us round the café's underworld

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