The Uk's largest gay sauna!
50 rest rooms all free of charge, heated pool, giant cruise room, video lounge, internet caf?/coffee bar, 2 hot bubbly jacuzzis, 2 (30 man) steam rooms, large (30 man) sauna, fully qualified masseurs, high-powered sun shower, fully equipped gym, chill out room, 500 locker changing room.
Saturday March 2nd, 2013
Now £19.00 admission went last week.wasnt busy as usual thought that was strange as not been for ages and was always busy there.
Wednesday April 10th, 2013
The £19 charge is far too high.
The Tv lounge is being refurbished so I went to pleasuredome instead.
I do like the swim pool but will have to give it a miss at that outrageous entry fee
Thursday May 9th, 2013
As some other people say the price is very high now considering that this sauna has left the good tomes behind. I started to go some 12 years ago. It was quite good, a lot of guys but it has change in the last 3 or 4 years. One of the problems seems that there are many saunas and sex clubs in London. Nearly 18 months ago there was a fire and they rebuilt my favourite area .The central part where there were some nice rooms with mattresses on the floor. They decided to built less rooms but bigger in size. Now there is a lot of wasted space and they have a small bunker which is very high. It looks the man responsible for it has never f*cked in his life . just ridiculous. This was the final nail for me.
Tuesday June 25th, 2013
I used to go to shoreditch once a week, used to love it. Quite busy and very cruisy, i was lucky to always find people I liked there. A few months ago the price went from 15 to 19 pounds (more than 20% increase!) while at the same time closing the very large cruizy dark room on the top floor. So now you pay more for less??!!
The staff at the entrance was aggressive a few times, one or two are just aweful.
Went again last week. The top floor area had reopened, it's now a large unconfortable tile steamroom (with no steam, too much light and no privacy whatsoever). They also changed the cruizy cubicles/gloryholes on the first floor!! It's now a large tile bed for ten people, no privacy, no cubicles, nothing.
Nobody was there, i did almost nothing that day. I'm so dissapointed with that place.
Not to mention the extremely noisy fan on the first floor!
What a shame, it used to be so hot! All the nice features of the sauna have gone!
19 quid is not worth it. What a shame they used my money to transform it into this cold empty waste of a sauna. Must be one of the managers last egotrip.
I will never go again.
And if the 'brand new 40 man steam room' advertised on the chariots waterloo website is the same as the one in shoreditch, i won't go to chariots again.
Wednesday June 12th, 2013
Sadly all the glory holes have gone and this was my favorite bit. Now it is a big useless space for people to get paley paley and chat. Really you go there to f*ck and play and for £19 its sooo not worth it. Massive new room totally wasted. Shame
Sunday July 28th, 2013
I went to Chariots Shoreditch for the first time yesterday (27.07.13 at just before 5 pm). The place wasn't too busy - perhaps it's the high entry price (probably the highest in London), that puts people off.
Most of the people were on the first floor, wandering around the maze and in the darkroom. The layout is a bit confusing for a first-timer. I had difficulty finding my way up from the first floor to the top floor (where the saunas, steam room, swimming pool and Jacuzzis are).
The top floor was actually quite quiet - which was a welcome relief from the hurly-burly of the floor below. I rather like that - it's nice to have a place where one can just relax. If I'm in the area, I'll certainly go back.
Sunday August 23rd, 2015
Not been here for 3 years and disappointed even though it was a Friday night. Never been frisked by a doorman at a gay sauna before-may be it's a London thing. Said he was looking for drugs (OK) and poppers (while I don't use them, many do and they're not illegal yet).
The £19 entry did seem steep, although I can pay £15 in my fave saunas. I suppose it would have been OK, if it was one of the best experiences.
On the top floor, there used to be a cinema, glory holes and dark places. It's gone to be replaced by a very warm tiled area, a small sauna and shower. I never saw any steam but it was too warm and too light (a strange coloured lighting too). It just wasn't a fun place.
There didn't seem to be a cinema anywhere now. Maybe it's because the council would require a sex cinema licence but it must be affordable with that entrance fee.
The saunas and steam rooms were too light too-no mystery, everything on show. Jacuzzi was fine.
The first floor with the cabins and dark room seemed largely then same. There was a dual cabin with a cell like bars separating. That's gone. A slight shame. The dark room has been opened out a bit-one area had a large bed with "viewing" seats around the edges; the other was a long area with a bench along one side. Very busy and welcoming. The seats seemed a bit sticky.
I've come to expect hourly cleaning routines with people coming round with flashlights and cleaning utensils, in the best saunas.
Showers were warm with good pressure.
Two towels provided; they were clean but although acceptable had seen better day.
Condoms and lube were available. I only found one supply. More dispensers would have been better. But it was adequate.
Some of the cabins seemed to have been taken by people looking for a cheap hotel. May be that's inevitable overnight.
Overall not as good as it used to be. Will not be a must go place but will go again sometime.