At this Grade-II listed 1930s Turkish bath is undoubtedly rough round the edges, but that's part of its charm. Beneath a stunning top-lit ceiling, wooden spectator benches look down on the 30-metre pool and smaller teaching pool. The public laundry has survived, with its traditional ironing presses alongside washing machines and tumble driers. And the Turkish baths are among the few left in the capital: there’s a steam room, three hot rooms, an icy plunge pool, relaxation areas and marble slabs for no-nonsense body scrubs and massages.
|Venue name:||Ironmonger Row Baths||Contact:|
1-11 Ironmonger Row
|Opening hours:||Check website for times. Turkish baths are men only on Tue, Thur, Sat; women only on Wed, Fri, Sun; mixed on Mon.|
|Transport:||Tube: Old St|
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Average User Rating
4 / 5
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I am a member of Spa London and I am profoundly disappointed of the Ironmonger row spa.
Firstly and most importantly, the spa is a threat to your health as the room with mint steam has a good deal of damp on the ceiling. Even if inhaling damp and having damp in wet warm areas is extremely harmful for one's health, the administration still keeps the room open to clients.
In the evenings there is little to no aromatherapy oils (or at least smell) in the steam rooms. Tea, apples and shower gel are almost never available in the evening. Whenever I called to book, the phone was rarely answered. Left voice mails and on one occasion I wasn't able to use the spa as no one had recorded my booking left on the answering machine.
On top of that, when I signed up I was told that I can use the membership in other Spa's but found out that I can't.
Would advise other users to look for other places.
Have used these baths for years, before and after refurbishment. Each part has its own charm. The Turkish baths are amazing, the laundry is the best and the swimming pool takes some beating.
Excellent, affordable and beautifull. Perfect for a post weekend detox. Or just a very nice place to swim.