Turkish baths in the British Isles
still open to the public, or to members of clubs:
1. England

PLEASE NOTE
that this list includes only Victorian and Victorian-style Turkish baths (as defined in the Introduction to the website). Such baths circulate heated dry air through one or more hot rooms. The list does not include sauna, banya or Russian (steam or vapour) baths.
Some Victorian Turkish bath establishments have later added such facilities, but they are not part of the Turkish bath process itself.
There are currently twelve Victorian and Victorian-style Turkish baths still open in the British Isles.
Nine of them are in England (only two of which were built during Queen Victoria's reign); the three Scottish baths are all Victorian-built.

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KEY


A Edinburgh
B Glasgow


1 London
2 Birmingham
3 Carlisle
4 Harrogate
5 Northampton
6 Swindon






The map and the table below were last revised on 26 August 2017

Opening times and the designation of sessions (as being for men, women, couples, mixed, or naturist) change frequently, so this guide gives addresses, phone numbers and, where applicable, websites only. You should also note that even though establishments may not have closed down permanently, they may close from time to time for repairs or 'refurbishment'. Do contact the baths first before paying a visit, and check when they are currently open.

BIRMINGHAM
Erdington Baths
Mason Road
B24 9EJ

(0121) 516 5650

Caldarium and laconicum at Birmingham

The two hottest rooms

Full details of times, prices, and much else on their website.

Naturist sessions are organised by the independent TESS club who should first be contacted at 0775 127 6755

CARLISLE
Victorian Health Suite
James Street
CA2 5AZ

(01228) 810 881

Looking towards the hot rooms, Carlisle

Looking towards the hot rooms

Sessions: men, women, and mixed. Full details of times, prices, and much else on their website.

HARROGATE
Turkish Baths & Health Spa
Parliament Street
HG1 2WH

(01423) 556 746

Victorian

Cooling-room

The cooling-room

Sessions: men, women, and mixed.
Full details of times, prices, and much else on their website.

LONDON: Islington
Ironmonger Row Baths
1 Norman Street
EC1V 3AA

0203 642 5520

Hot rooms

The cooling-room

Sessions: men, women, and mixed.
Full details of times and prices on their website.

LONDON: Tower Hamlets
York Hall Leisure Centre
Old Ford Road
E2 9PJ

0208 980 2243

Refurbished Turkish baths

Refurbished Turkish baths

Limited information on their website.

LONDON: Westminster
The Porchester Centre
Queensway
W2 5HS

0207 313 3858

The hot rooms  Roger Browning

The hot rooms

Sessions: men, women, and mixed.
Details of times on their website.

LONDON (Members' Club) Royal Automobile Club 89-91 Pall Mall SW1Y 5HS

The Turkish bath, and all other club facilities, are only available to Members of the Royal Automobile Club.
The facilities are NOT available to subscribers to RAC motor-
ing services which are now operated by a company entirely separate from the Club.

NORTHAMPTON
Mounts Baths
Leisure Centre Health
Suite
Upper Mounts
Northampton
NN1 3DN

(01604) 838 333

Plunge pool

The plunge pool

Sessions: men, women, mixed, over 50s, families Full details of times on their website.
Naturist sessions are organised by the independent Northampton Sun Club: (08707) 654 326

SWINDON
Health Hydro
Milton Road
SN1 5JA

(01793) 616 396

Victorian

Window in original women's bath

Window in original women's bath

Sessions: men, women, and mixed.
Details of times on their website.
Turkish baths under threat of closure.
Naturist sessions are organised by the independent Swindon Swim & Sauna club who should be contacted before any visit.

Thank you icon

Tony Garratt, who suggested identifying the Turkish baths which were Victorian;

Dave Hewitt, for finding two baths which had eluded me for over nine years!

Ian Tresman, for his idea of the general location map;

Tony Zimnoch, for help in updating the page.

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