Two statues from
the frigidarium and plunge pool,
The Imperial Turkish Baths, London

Statue of Queen Elizabeth I from the frigidarium Statue of William Shakespeare from the frigidarium

Queen Elizabeth I

William Shakespeare

Two of the statues which were to be found in recesses at the tops of the columns in the frigidarium. These, and a few of the other statues are all that remain in public view of the magnificent Turkish baths added as part of the 1913 extension to Charles Fitzroy Doll's amazing building. The enlarged hotel is shown below.

The Imperial Hotel in 1913 after the completion of the extension

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