The Porchester Spa

Anthony Webb / Time Out
Anthony Webb / Time Out
Anthony Webb / Time Out
Anthony Webb / Time Out

Porchester Spa

Anthony Webb / Time Out
The Porchester Spa, loacted in a spectacular 1929 building, is one of London’s more authentic spa experineces - benefited from a new ventilation system, re-tiled steam room and bigger sauna since its refurbishment in 2006. But but don’t expect the fluffy-white towel and ambient-music experience. This is the spa to come to if you like pools (they have a proper swimming pool, plus a plunge pool for cooling off after a stint in one of the three Turkish hot rooms). People – including lots of local men – come here for no-nonsense treatments (like the Hot Towels Treatment ) at affordable prices, including wraps, facials and massages.
Venue name: The Porchester Spa
Address: The Porchester Centre
W2 5HS
Opening hours: Open women only 10am-10pm Tue, Thur, Fri, Sun 10am-4pm; men only 10am-10pm Mon, Wed, Sat; mixed couples 4pm-10pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Bayswater tube

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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Derek L
1 of 1 found helpful

Porchester Centre is somewhat disappointing a place. It is dirty, poorly taken care of and many of the lockers are irrepairably broken and need to be replaced by new ones without delay. Otherwise, one who deposits one's belongings in any given locker, risks never seeing them again.

Nevertheless, I shall continue to visit these premises because it gives me something that I need. I am homosexual and need to exhibit my hidden parts to other men, enjoy their overt interest in me and to watch theirs, regardless of their sexual identity. I suppose my sexuality can be surmised by my body language, non-verbally, but have never ever been harrased by anyone or offended anyone myself.

There is one myth, encouraged by the management, that needs to be refuted unambigiously. There is no available schmeisse service offered to the public. There is a close circle of men, evidently old friends, who give and enjoy this service, but this is merely on a private basis, among thrmselves only. I could not have it.

In conclusion, Porchester has a great commercial potential. Only initiative has to be present - and for the moment it is not. Perhaps should ond raise the glove from the floor?!

Bella W

Been here many times. Dont let the un salubroius entrance fool you. Once you enter you have entered another world, it is absalutley beautifull. The massage i get here is consisitently very good. I was speeking to the manager Niki ( a lovely ladey!) about her therpists, she only uses therapists form 5 star hotel spas or with at least 5 years experience. A winning venue the best massage therpists in London, a beautiful setting, no appointment needed, and

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0 of 1 found helpful

It is a lovely place. I have been going for years. yes it can be a bit scruffy but still....wonderful place and very reasonably priced.