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Ironmonger Row Baths
Open those pores and release those toxins with a cleansing steam, a purging sauna and a vigorous rub-down at Ironmonger Row Turkish Baths.
Choose your day of visit according to your gender, then choose from a variety of rooms at a variety of (hot) temperatures. Those in the know recommend steam first, then sauna - with an icy plunge in-between. The sauna itself has several levels to it - the further in you venture, the hotter you will become. Once inside, don't be alarmed to hear shrieks of shock from outside as people dunk themselves in the plunge pool to cool down.
There are other benefits at IronMonger Row that should definitely be taken advantage of. You can have a complete rub-down and scrub for just a few pounds or, if you're feeling more indulgent, a variety of different massages are on offer (these must be booked in advance). Once you've sweated enough, retire once more to the relaxing bedchamber and take a few moments to rest and recuperate with a book or a magazine before you venture once more into the outside world.
In the 20th century, before private bathrooms became the norm, local authorities provided bath houses for residents - Ironmonger Row Baths was built in 1931. Some say that little has changed since that date (apart from - thankfully - the towels and water!)
Ironmonger Row Baths Information
After 12pm & weekends £9.50-£12.50 (price includes a towel and swim)
Mixed Mon 2pm-9.30pm
Men only Tue & Thu 9am-9.30pm, Sat 9am-6.30pm
Women only Wed & Fri 9am-9.30pm, Sun 10am-6.30pm
Address: Ironmonger Row, London, EC1V 3QF
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