"The baths were built behind a normal shop front with a plain red door. Set into it was a small square Arabic style grille through which a bather could be checked over before being allowed in."

  
1. Dickens's dictionary of London 1888: an unconventional handbook / Charles Dickens [the younger]. Moretonhampstead : Old House Books, 1993. (Facsimile edition)


  
2. TNA PRO: BT31 3673/22781



  
3. Kelly's directory of London



  
4. TNA PRO: BT31 3673/22781



  
5. Kelly's directory of London



  
6. I am most indebted to Mike Young for his description of these baths which I have unashamedly copied and only slightly altered and re-arranged.


  
7. 'London's oldest Turkish delights' / Eric Wright What's On (12 Oct 1988) pp.10-11



  
8. The other two were at 92 Jermyn Street (which opened in 1910 and became the Savoy Turkish Baths in 1912), and the Imperial Hotel in Russell Square (which opened in 1913).

  
9. Although the development of New York's gay Turkish baths are well treated in Chapter 8 of George Chauncey's Gay New York: the making of the gay male world, 1890-1940 there is, unfortunately, no comparable work dealing with London. For the 19th century, see Chapter 27 of my book, Victorian Turkish Baths.
  
10. 'A Sun among cities': space, identities and queer male practices, 1918-57 / Matt Houlbrook. London, (University of Essex PhD Thesis, 2001)


  
11. 'A Sun among cities': space, identities and queer male practices, 1918-57 / Matt Houlbrook. London, (University of Essex PhD Thesis, 2001), p.126


  
12. 'A Sun among cities': space, identities and queer male practices, 1918-57 / Matt Houlbrook. London, (University of Essex PhD Thesis, 2001), p.133.


  
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