Sweatbox Soho

Sweatbox Soho

London's busiest and sexiest gay gym and sauna in the heart of Soho

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We’ll leave it to other saunas to boast about how big they are, how many lockers yada yada….

At Sweatbox we’re proud to be by far and away the BUSIEST.

Located just a stones throw from all the gay bars and clubs of Soho, Sweatbox is regularly bulging over with boys who are every bit as hot and steamy as our saunas and steam rooms.

London is the gay capital of the world right now, Soho is its centre and Sweatbox is it’s uninhibited playground. Fed up going to big, empty, shame-filled saunas with only a couple of old men and a cockroach for company? Then come to Sweatbox for a fun and friendly, attitude and shame free experience. Where there’s something - and someone - for everyone!

With our weekly UNDER 25 NIGHTS* (Mondays) and FOAM PARTIES* (Wednesday and Fridays), Sweatbox is not only busiest it’s also the most fun and friendly sauna.

FACILITIES

8,000 SQ FT (800 SQ M) OVER 3 FLOORS OF FUN
2 LARGE STEAM ROOMS (1 with cold bucket shower)
2 SAUNAS (1 large, 1 cosy and intimate)
GIANT JACUZZI
A LABYRINTH OF REST ROOMS AND PLAY SPACES
COFFEE BAR AND CHILL OUT ROOM (featuring all your favourite tv shows)
FREE WIFI AND COMPUTER TERMINALS
UNLIMITED TOWELS
OPEN 24 HRS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK

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Sweatbox Soho
2.4
Based on 344 reviews
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Will Richardson
12:05 31 Jul 22
I know a lot of money has been spent on the new layout but the one thing I really miss from the old place is the cinema room. It was always popular in there and was one of the few places to sit. Not everyone goes in there to be in the action - some people are more observers and want a more chilled experience. I just wish they’d put the movie room back.
Aaron M
22:32 25 Jul 22
What a great sauna. In the heart of London, with a fantastic helpful team. The sweatBox will make you sweat for sure. I visited 2 times ( a Sunday and Monday ) both days the place was pretty busy with crowds of all ages.Sauna very clean, the staff is often in the play zone to clean up so respect for that.Keep the hard work up.
Austin Figueroa
20:06 13 Jul 22
Went here twice while I was visiting (the 24 hour pass was a blessing). First was around 12 at night and it was pretty dead. Given it was a Tuesday, makes sense. But Wednesday…two words: foam party.Definitely the hottest bathhouse I’ve ever been to, and it was definitely a party. Absolutely need to visit again. Staff was friendly, great mix of people, and just a hot time. The name Sweatbox DEFINITELY fits. Keep up the good work, and hope to be back again soon.
Nic G
01:35 03 Jul 22
I have been at sweatbox tonight for the first time. I have had a nice evening.At the moment of the check out. I wanted to buy some soft drink very refreshing before my journey home and a member of the staff, the blond guy with long hair, became very rude. I was very polite and gentle asking him "which soft drink is the coldest one?". He replied in a rude way, with attitude, underlined he has no time to check the temperature of the drinks: "PICK ONE, YOU GET WHAT YOU GET". I do not like this kind of interaction. I was leaving anyway, and I asked him to check me out. I was waiting for my second clean towel before leaving, and aggressively he said  "Darling, you have to leave now". I explain again "I am asking for a second towel cause I was still wet. He behaved like he owned the place. He came upstairs to check if I was leaving etc... I found the overall experience very unpleasant. I was totally sober. I do not like this type of behaviours, in place like saunas where staff members are very friendly and polite.I am sorry for your business, but staff members should be more polite. At least the one in contact with customers.
Ben Smith
06:20 30 Jun 22
First time visitor here on Wednesday and I was impressed. Professional upon entry and walked me through the steps. Pretty diverse crowd, always a bonus. Foam room was fun and staff at the bar were friendly and polite, even to a northerner!1 minor criticism was the lack of cleaning in the small rooms, this has been mentioned in a previous review. We were willing to clean the room after we had finished but there were no paper towels. However, it’s one negative in a glowing review. Jacuzzi was good too. Having visited Pleasuredrome for the first time a couple of months back, Sweatbox definitely has the edge for me.
Kim Haf
15:50 17 Jun 22
Glad I didn't trust all the bad reviews about this place. It was beyond a pleasant experience, especially on the night I was there.Great facilities, friendly staffHighly recommended.Dont miss it if you have a chance
Leon de Leeuw
07:28 14 Jun 22
Not sure why there's so many bad reviews, but I had a great time here. Staff are very friendly and courteous, even to clients whom were very rude or outright hostile to them, I saw them treat situations very professionally. Staff were remarkably kind in explaining my way around. Sauna and steam room are fine, so is the jacuzzi. You can have a nice time here and meet guys from all over the world. Also I saw cleaning of the place and it was very thorough, with a crew of three guys scrubbing every corner of the whole place.
Leon de Leeuw
09:33 12 Jun 22
Not sure why there's so many bad reviews, but I had a great time here. Staff are very friendly and courteous, even to clients whom were very rude or outright hostile to them, I saw them treat situations very professionally. Staff were remarkably kind in explaining my way around. Sauna and steam room are fine, so is the jacuzzi. You can have a nice time here and meet guys from all over the world.
Peter Hunter7919
21:55 05 Jun 22
Do not enter these damned animals for any reason! Today I was really attacked and almost punched by an employee for the simple fact that the downstairs shower they were washing with a hose of water, I told him that the one above is not working .. He came back running behind me telling me that if the sign and put on the floor I have no right to say anything to the encounter and to go outside if I don't want to have problems before he punches me .. Such a thing has never happened to me in London, I still don't believe it to be happened .. I pay 25 pounds to enter but shortly after I am kicked out for a disservice and with the money stolen .. These must be brought to justice !!
Hugo Martinez
18:16 23 May 22
After a long time not using the sauna, my boyfriend and I decided to try Sweatbox again. The new management are really nice and so the staff. We think people always makes a difference in every place so here it's happening. The Jacuzzi it's amazing with great temperature. The facilities are very clean and it has a good mix of people. Had a great time.
Scott Johnson
11:41 23 May 22
Was too scared to go in first few times. Went last week and glad I did. Was awesome.Great crowd loads of fun. Venue is varied and safe. Hopefully be back again soon
Roderick Terwal
12:23 13 May 22
After a while we came back for a weekend in Sweatbox. It was crowded (in a good way) on Saturday and Sunday evening. Most of the staff are friendly, unfortunately some others just focus too much on the main guests who are there probably every weekend.The jacuzzi is very comfortable and there is a nice vibe, the sauna has a good temperature and lots of action. Unfortunately the toilets and showers need a bit more cleaning, especially on busy days
Antonio Juarez
21:09 21 Apr 22
Great staff and super clean. Has always been a decent crowd but have only gone post work hours. The jacuzzi areas great and people seem to be really friendly. Surprisingly a really social space to meet people. Down stairs is really well thought out. Was so nervous going in but definitely a safe space.
Dan McCarthy
00:47 18 Apr 22
First time here and haven't been to a sauna in alsomt 20 years. Absolutely loved it. Really nice venue. Will be back at some point
Ingus R.
21:24 19 Mar 22
I have been there few times and I had a great time. The atmosphere was relaxing and it is easy to get lost in time. Most importantly, the team was welcoming and nice. The guys are legends. Thank you!
Kay Bell
02:14 05 Mar 22
You're a good bunch working there. You can tell that you care about who goes through the door. Ive underappreciated what I get when I pay the 20 pounds. The air in the 'sweat box' is really clean.my apologies for the two stars before
Aurélio Godon
13:27 21 Feb 22
Went on a Sunday afternoon after 2pm, it was busy. Had fun! Friendy smiley staff at the bar and the entrance, loved the massive steam room and the open showers. Mixed crowd, locals and tourists, younger, older, hairy, smooth, all body shapes which was great!Really wish the toilets, the cabins and your bathrooms were much cleaner and clean more regularly than what I have seen (can't enter a toilet with toilet paper all over the floor twice and cabin full of condoms on the mat, sorry...). Come on guys, you running a sauna. Been to a lot of saunas, hygiene is a must with staff cleaning cabins very regularly. Only put 3 stars for the lack of cleaning sorry.
Andy
15:20 15 Feb 22
Good location and quite clean sauna. Most of the staff are friendly, helpful and welcome you with smile. Nice mixed crowd. The reason i only give 4 stars because, 2 of the staff there were look miserable in two occasion of my visit. Some it come ruin the vibe. Having say that most of them are friendly. Keep up the good work guys. Thanks.
Dave Fitzpatrick
17:45 30 Jan 22
The vibes at this sauna have greatly improved. I highly recommend it for the polite helpful staff, a friendly crowd and decent facilities. I particularly like the steam maze (a very unique feature!). The venue is great fun at any time of night and day - mornings, school nights and weekends alike. The showers are absolutely great, unlike some previous reviews make them out to be. Overall it’s fairly good value for what you get!
Christopher Young
14:17 27 Jan 22
We went to Sweatbox last week and were extremely impressed with the overall ambience of the venue. Also very clean with handsome clientele and plenty of space to have fun and enjoy yourself.Would definitely come again to this place as it is great value for money and the fact it is located in the heart of London’s Soho makes it a bonus!
christian Autor
22:15 18 Jan 22
Been there last week and all i can say is it exceeded my expectations!Friendly staff,nice civil crowd(with some exceptions,but not the establishment’s fault) and generally clean environment. I have been to other sauna but i must say, the value for the money is all worth it in here especially if you’re coming to relax and enjoy the day/night. will definitely come back soon! additional points for having a crowd of all sorts, i don’t feel embarrassed or left out. 🏳️‍🌈
Jonathan O
00:37 12 Jan 22
Friendly staff, great facilities providing something for everyone. If I was looking to improve things I would like to be able to get a beer and I’m not a fan of the towels but I believe they’re the best for managing any germs. I would imagine that many negative reviews are posted by rivals or those who haven’t had any interest in them. For my boyfriend and I it’s a cool place to chill and maybe put on the occasional show. Keep up the good work guys.
P P
10:26 06 Jan 22
Went to SweatBox Soho yesterday for the first time (Wednesday) at 11pm and it was absolutely great. Friendly and discrete staff, great facilities and a bunch of interesting people. looking forward to go again! My only recommendation would be to increase cleaning frequency. Not that it wasn't clean (it was) but would be good to feel that SR is on top of it all the time.
Marian Pawlak
20:25 18 Dec 21
Regular customer here, go couple of times a month. Having looked at the reviews I am not sure why they are so negative. The place itself is very clean and modern, maybe a few bits need touching up but nothing major. Usually go on a Sunday afternoon/evening when it does get quite busy and there is always lots of hot guys.PS: please get a coffee machine soon 🙂
xy soni
11:31 11 Dec 21
I would like to appreciate this place for its clean and nice rooms and all the things. Staffs are amazing. I recommend to everyone to go there once to enjoy in all the way. I would like to visit sweetbox every two week but as a student it's costly for me. Whereas other saunas have student and age discount but here not. For that I gave 4 star. Sweetbox should think about students and age discount price rates as other saunas. Rest everything is amazingly perfect 👍
Mario Mordas
13:37 27 Nov 21
Clean and friendly place for your relax. Amazing and helpful staff.Many dark areas, nice steam room.Entry price reasonable. Only downside is jacuzzi as water temperature was bit low (not warm enough). Thank you
Galin Georgiev
09:01 12 Nov 21
Very well organized, friendly staff. Facilities are just fine, nothing impressive though. Leaves the impression of a regularly cleaned place.My modest 3 star rating is because of the overall experience, which was rather disappointing. I didn't find anyone attractive enough to my taste, which was probably due to my weekday visit.
Nigel K Thomas
14:00 10 Nov 21
I remember going to this sauna two or three times before the covid nonsense started. I thought it was pretty good at first, but on the last occasion I wasn’t allowed convenient access to my locker. My card, cash and key were held in a little wooden box at reception. Anything could’ve happened to them! Thankfully it didn’t, but I still felt uneasy leaving valuables like that in someone else possession.As for the place itself I thought it could do with a fair amount of cash spending on it. There were quite a few loose and crack floor tiles! The steam room had some kind of table/seat in the middle and was virtually completely dark so it was very easy to walk into it and crack your shin and/or stub a toe! The showers were somewhat pathetic and there wasn’t a cold shower to rinse off with either, just a bucket with a rope you had to pull.I may go again when I’m next in the London area, but I can’t say it’ll be a high priority.
Steve
13:06 08 Nov 21
I had fun. Went Thursday and crowd picked up around 5 pm. Place was clean and there were plenty of cruising spaces. Staff was nice, clients hot too. Tending younger ~ 25 to 40 ish. Great location for tourists. My only problem was I didn’t understand the admission policy; the sign says you get to stay 24 hours but it also says you can only stay 8 hours. Not really a problem because two or three hours is plenty of time.
Jemel C.
08:57 06 Nov 21
would not go bk . I had a 48 pass . I Got to the sauna at 9 sometime. The guy at the door told me I had 45 mins left. I stayed untill about 5:30 wen I was...
Robert Lindsay
07:07 30 Oct 21
Went first time yesterday afternoon. After reading some of the negative reports i was not expecting so much. But to be honest I was so pleasantly surprised. The staff were really good and it was all explained to me when i said i was new. The premises were clean. At first few were in but quickly filled up with all sorts of guys. Stayed for four hours. Exhausted by the end. Will definitely cum again when next in town. Lots of private booths etc.Only slight bad mark was steam room showers no soap left in dispenser. But sure that was just a mistake. Also think could do with more food drinks selection as hungry after four hours. Definitely better value then the place over at Waterloo. Best regards B
P Rogerson
20:13 24 Oct 21
Good points:-Great location-Good staff-Lots of hot hot guys and plenty of sex available (this is why we go to saunas right!). Lots of younger guys.-Free to use cabins- Great value. 24 / 48 hours pass, or weekly available. Also annual memberships- Gym- Safe environmentNot so good:- Sometimes hygiene standards slip. Especially the tiolets. Please, please sort this out.
Aled Jenkins
12:53 14 Oct 21
Sauna is an unsafe heat. Intolerable temperature for more than moments and if you sit down, water droplets from the ceiling are too hot to tolerate. Staff don't seem to care and management have apparently said "it's a sauna." If it's not improved I think it needs to be reported to a higher body in terms of health and safety. Otherwise its a fine place with a good mix of people and polite staff.
David d
00:28 03 Oct 21
Most of the staff are friendly. However as a newbie I had no idea where to go, you are literally not advised anything if you are a new member and kinda have to figure it out for yourself.I will upgrade to 5 stars if management change their approach to new customers. For example when a new customer comes in the staff member should ask if they are new and if so advise them of the protocols. Especially with the whole bracelet situation!One thing is for sure sweatbox is a fantastic place!
J Sun
22:33 25 Sep 21
I really enjoy my visits to Sweatbox and try and visit every few weeks. There are some friendly and cute staff. It feels modern and trendy. I wish there were some more special offers, or that Hard Up was extended to age 35 or something, as I sometimes do struggle to pay the entry fee, being an adult-age student, however I do think you get a better experience here than at the PD sauna. The layout is a bit confusing for newbies but that can't really be helped. I recommend wearing flip flops or sandals in the sauna. Never had a massage as it's out of my price range unfortunately, but maybe someday I'll be able to treat myself to one!
P Rogerson
21:24 23 Sep 21
A great place to relax and meet hot guys. The staff are friendly, its clean, and there are plenty of cruising areas and free cabins to use. There is a good mix of guys and many of them are hot. On Mondays and Thursday under 25 get in for free so it is heaving with hot young guys looking for fun. You can get a 24 hour pass, 48 hour pass or a weekly pass and this makes it much better value than other saunas. In my experience, if you are looking for fun then this is the place to go sauna wise.
Peter Walls
00:30 17 Sep 21
I liked the venue as it's quite spacious and clean. The steam rooms had weird smells tho.My personal fav was the jacuzzi which was warm and so cozy!The stuffs were friendly and the pass out ticket was a nice thing.I'll probably come again when it's cold outside.
Jack Slater
14:29 12 Sep 21
I visited last week to detox after a slightly heavy night. Very friendly and helpful staff. I'm older but didn't feel at all unwelcome. Great location in central London just off Oxford Street.
Sarko
08:25 11 Sep 21
I went there first Thursday of September. Lovely staff, plenty of space, and regular cleaning. However, the lighting is not great, never seen any sauna with only red lighting! Was not busy at all.
Muneco Moreno
22:05 04 Sep 21
I’ve been today to this sauna. Never been before but I enjoyed! I think that for that price, it definitely worth it. It’s a good place to have fun! The installations are good and it’s clean. I’m young and not bad looking at all and the other people were good in general . A place that you should consider to go!
MJ R
19:07 24 Aug 21
First ever time to visit a sauna and was so good I went back again 2 days later. Friendly staff, great venue and overall top night....p.s brilliant music! Where can I get the playlist ?😅
Google Pixel
00:12 22 Aug 21
Nice and clean place. Went on Saturday evening - plenty people of all ages. No alcohol served, shame, but otherwise had a good time here
Rob
21:48 10 Aug 21
Modern and clean place right by soho. Perfect for making new friends after a night out. Love the memes on the tvs, nice touch.
Michael Wallner
12:15 10 Aug 21
Nice and clean place. Visited on several occasions. Best days to go are Monday and Thursday evenings. Friendly staff. Clear rules.
Timothy Yip
09:10 10 Aug 21
It’s not as bad as the reviews. It’s a very decent place with a lot of hot guys. It’s very busy with all ranges of people. Staff are very friendly and helpful to show you the instructions if you ask them. They also clean it very frequent to make sure cabins are clean for use. And price is reasonable considering it’s 24 hours pass, you can leave and come back.
James Scotchford
19:40 02 Aug 21
Awful place, the ‘manager/ supervisor’ on the door is rude with attitude. Expensive to get in, no clear outlining of rules on the ‘24 hour pass’ and to make matters worse, no good looking people on premises! Do not waste your time or money there are much better places.
Dre Joseph
17:37 31 Jul 21
Absolutely awful experience from the staff. I am not 5 so don’t talk down to me!
Lin Yan
19:15 25 Jul 21
So I went there on the first weekend after lockdown in 25-July-2021. On Saturday 4pm-6pm it had a lot of people. On Sunday 10am it was empty, but on Sunday 2pm-5pm it was packed again.A lot of young guys and quite a few muscular ones. Clean, quick service. This place needs a higher rating .
Emanuel Brown
20:13 16 Dec 20
It was a nice place. Perhaps a bit cold at times and the layout of the lounge area is not very good. The rest of the sauna is nice, I would say the best in London. However it could still improve a lot. I would still go back as the other options in London are unacceptable.
David Snowden
09:20 03 Feb 20
**Rude Staff**Date of visit 2/2/20Entry - 18:00Depart:- 21:00Facilities have been improved and it is a lot cleaner than before.Regrettably that staff could do with some customer service training.On arrival the staff spoke in a condescending, abrupt and aggressive manner. Not only to me but to others coming and going. The gentleman who checked me in spoke with such distant its almost as though i wasn't welcome. Barking orders at me. Very rude.Even when inside the bar staff do not smile and its as though you are an inconvenience or committing a crime when you approach them.The staff should be cheery, bubbly and welcoming and have a smiley attitude. Having worked in customer services for years this is essential for your business to flourish.Despite the physical infrastructure being improved the overall feel of the place is rather cold and unwelcoming.
Kenneth Vaughan
01:09 14 Dec 19
Utterly disgraceful. No hot water. Stayed 30 minute. There was a notice in the basement shower room stating that the water wasn't as hot as usual but it was freezing. When I brought the matter up with one of the receptionist he just shrugged his shoulders.Decided to leave, brought the matter up again with the front reception but got nowhere. Then the manager arrived & asked what the matter was, so I told him again. He said there was a notice up stating the showers were cold. There wasn't. Instead of offering a refund he suggested that he would extend my pass for longer, which I refused....really what's the point of extending a pass when the showers are cold in the middle of December?!
Nicholas Bishop
19:57 07 Dec 19
Great Massage!I had a long week and I was desperately in need of a good massage to relax. My usual masseur was out of town and luckily I found Pietro. Pietro's massage is nice and firm, the pressure is perfect.The whole experience is excellent and I will definitely visit Pietro often
Carlos Dunga
18:58 20 Oct 19
This is a fantastic place, there are a lot of young boys there, especially on Sunday early morning. A lot of black boys. The sauna is large and the steam room is a meeting place for cruisers. A lot of comfortable cabins. Very large Jacuzzis and lounge, unfortunately they don't serve beer. Worth the price, I often go there.
Neil G.
13:03 01 Jan 18
Rude receptionitst. Wanted to enquire when best to come. They informed me it was very busy. Got thee and it was empty and dirty
TJ S.
12:04 29 Dec 17
The place was busy but nobody having a good time. The guys had a lot of attttiitudddeee!!! The locker rooms were very dirty.
Fabio P.
18:39 11 Jan 09
Are you gay? Do you live in London? Do you love working out? How about having sex? How about having sex like some sort of locker room porno?Well, then...

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