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Sweatshop Sauna & Gym :
Ramillies House 1-2 Ramillies St. Soho London W1F 7LN
Tel: 0203 214 6014


Opening Hours Daily 24 hours

Co-ordinates 5130'54.3"N 008'20.3"W

FACILITIES: Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi, Chill-out Room (soft drinks), Smoking Room, Cubicles, Widescreen Cinema.

LOCATION: Just Off Oxford Street with buses & Oxford Circus Underground Station close by

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Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It was closed for refurbishment.
web site says it is now open.
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This Sauna is now CLOSED

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Many thanks to Sam for sharing your first time experience so clearly. You have explained to all other young lads reading on here that it is normal to feel anxious before entering that sauna door, and to show them that there is nothing to fear. I do hope that the guy you met will reply to you on here. But if he doesn't Sam, put it down to experience, you will have hundreds more opportunities! One small tip: keep a small piece of paper with your contact details in your wallet, to easily give to someone special you will meet next time. And remember to ask for his. Stay safe lad. Mike
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This was my first experience at a gay sauna and of having sex and it was truly amazing. I'm only 18 so I attended the free U25 event on Thursday late afternoon.

I travelled up by tube and I walked out of Oxford Circus station feeling fine but as soon as I saw SweatBox I felt as if I couldn't go in. There were lots of people queuing up on the street for an exhibition so I ended walking around Oxford Street, Argyll Street and Ramilies Street three times before finally finding the courage to walk in.

I then walked in and once I paid my deposit and got my towel I walked downstairs to the changing room. I then slowly got unchanged and wrapped my towel around my waist knowing that others were clocking it was my first time here.

I walked out of the changing room into the shower area where I showered next to a black guy with a great bum. Unfortunately, I couldn't see his cock which I know would've been huge!

Anyway, after the shower I explored a little, eventually finding the jacuzzi which I sat in on my own for a couple of minutes to relax myself and take in what was going on around me. After a couple of minutes, an older guy walked in who then started touching my ass in and amongst the bubbles. This really made me feel on edge as I've read previous experiences of older men touching up teens. He said, "You're lovely" to me to which I retorted, "I'm ok thanks." After a few minutes, he eventually left after getting the message that I didn't want to be with him and I didn't touch his penis in reply to him touching my ass.

I stayed in the jacuzzi for another five minutes or so to relax as guys were coming in and out of it, none touching me though.

Before I left, the black guy I showered next to spotted me and while I smiled, he winked back. I then got out of the jacuzzi and gazed at him while I walked passed into the sauna. I thought we might bump into each other again at some point.

I then went into the sauna where I spotted a guy in his mid 20s sitting on the wooden bench. So I went in and sat beside him to which he nodded at me. A guy of a similar or slightly older age then walked in and after a few minutes they took their towels off and started playing with their large uncut cocks. This was the first time that I had watched sex in my eye line and my cock started becoming harder as I then released my towel with them knowing I was getting horny as well.

I initially thought they were going to invite me for a threesome but instead one of the guys left because he found it too hot in the sauna and in fairness it was quite warm. I was then left with the guy who I'd seen when I first walked into the sauna but only a minute later, he left as well. I was also getting rather hot as well so I left pretty soon after the previous guy did.

I then cruised around for a bit going back into the showers where out of the corner of my eye, I saw this Asian guy checking me out. He stood by the showers as I quickly refreshed myself. Without looking at him directly, I walked around the area by the sauna with him following me. At this point, I definitely knew that he liked me and with one quick glance at his body, I liked him too. I then lead him into one of the sheltered areas by the showers, which at this point I knew that he wanted to have sex with me.

First, he touched my chest and nipples whilst I touched his abs which progressed onto both of us licking each other's nipples and kissing. I then slid my hand down the back of his towel and started touching and grabbing his smooth-perfect ass. After a minute or so, he duly responded by grabbing my dick and untying my towel from my waist. We then started wanking each other's cocks where we were frotting. I noticed a couple of guys who were watching us and one of them started wanking my dick for a split second to which I pushed his hand away from it. I just wanted to have sex with him on my own not with anyone others.

Once the two guys who were watching us walked away, he then asked me if I wanted to go downstairs to a private room where I said yes. I then left the area on my way downstairs with a rock hard boner which all of the guys I walked passed saw. I was a little embarrassed by this but then again everyone had the same intention as me and I was one of the lucky ones at that moment.

Once we got downstairs, he asked whether I wanted condoms and lube so I said yes, however, I was slightly worried about having anal sex for the first time as I just wanted to feel what it was like to receive a blowjob. Anyway, we found a small private room with a mattress on the floor and a broken lock unfortunately. So we pushed the door to and carried on where we left off upstairs.

We again started off kissing and wanking each other's cocks until he made the first move of sucking my dick. The feeling was so nice as this was my first experience of having sex. After a few minutes, I then sucked him off and started tea bagging his balls where he started to moan.

I then asked him to lay down on his back and I laid on top of him on my chest. I then clenched and started wanking our dicks together as I lay on him.

He then asked me to lay down as he put a condom and lubed my dick and his ass, when eventually he sat on top of my dick and started riding me. This was the first time I ever fucked a guy and it felt really good.

After about ten minutes of him riding me, we then jerked each other off where he asked me where I wanted his cum. I said on the chest and a few minutes later, still laying on my back, he ejaculated his warm load as far as my upper chest and shoulders. It was then my turn, when a few minutes or so later, I released my load onto my chest before he sucked my cock clean.

I felt extremely satisfied with my first sexual experience as we walked back upstairs for our final shower. I then cleaned myself off and once he had finished as well, we walked back into the changing room where we both agreed that we would be leaving.

Once we got changed, we walked up the stairs to drop off our key and towel and to collect our 10 deposit and we started asking each other questions. He was 21 and a student studying at Newcastle University who said he had visited SweatBox three times previous to this.

He then said that he had to get the tube from Oxford Circus to Elephant & Castle and I needed to get to Oxford Circus as well, but taking the Bakerloo line northbound instead of southbound where he was going. We got to the entrance but as this was 6pm on a Thursday evening, we had to queue to get in.

About midway through the queue, he said that he fancied a bite to eat but I knew that I wanted to get back to my flat to cook dinner. Anyway, he eventually said bye but we never exchanged contact details.

He initially said that he was going straight home as well on the tube but I think he wanted me to come with him to talk and exchange contact information as I got the sense that we were connecting a friendship together.

Sitting back on the tube, I felt disappointed that I didn't get his phone number or to connect on WhatsApp or Snapchat but courageous that I had finally had sex and had walked into SweatBox on my third attempt walking around the area.

Anyway, if the guy who had sex with me on Thurs 1st Feb is reading this forum then comment and hopefully I can get back in contact with you. I was the guy who was 18 and got the tube to Wembley Park.}
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Posted on Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 08:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sweatbox used to be the pride of the London bathhouses. Sadly, now it needs a lot of work. The staff are unfriendly and some can hardly speak English.

You're not allowed:
- poppers (they are confiscated and they are also not sold on the property)
- gum (as someone that enjoys nicotine gum, this is a deal breaker)

Sweatbox offers it's clients the worst, cheapest and nastiest lube and condoms on the market. In London at London prices, one would expect one of the top two lubes and condoms. Not free clinic brands.

Sweatbox in winter is too cold - you'll shiver in the corridors. In summer Sweatbox is way too hot.

The rooms are tiny and dirty. Cleaners are hard to find. The rooms get so hot, you slip and roll on the plastic covers from your own sweat. It's very uncomfortable.

Despite the various signs about not allowing drugs on the property, at least 40 percent of the guys are high on something. The easiest way to tell is they are rough and clumsy.

While not the management's fault, overtime I have been there I will have a stalker. Either a massively obese man, or passed the retirement age that will not take no for an answer and will follow me around all evening. These types ruin the experience as the everyone scatters to get away.

Some serious though needs to be given to the functionality of rooms. The sauna and steam rooms are hardly used as they are just too hot.

} Whilst gaybod is not a platform for complaints re saunas I allowed this post for the poster to give his view of the place, however I suggest he actually contacts the management of Sweatbox regarding his views if he has not already done so.

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Firstly I must say I found a lot of the previous posts very helpful. I am a bi curious black male , and finally built up the courage to visit chariots in shorditch a few years ago when the video are glory holes were in operation. I was very nervous first time walking around as I had a lot of men following me lol they must of sensed it was my first time. I really like public display and I really enjoyed myself in video room where all can watch me. I've not gone no further than oral but I really enjoy being on my knees offering my mouth for all the horny men. I've had lots of fun times there until they changed the upstairs video room . Since then I have been going to sweat box on usually Wednesday and Saturdays for the foam nights. The only downside to sweat box is the size of the lockers and little towels. I luv the mix of people. It's a place I feel comfortable on my knees in the sauna and steam rooms. And really enjoy halving a group of men around me . Like a previous post I read I also enjoy receiving bukkake especially in a open room for all to see. Being on my knees with a group of horny white men around me is a big turn on. So if your in sweat box on a foam party night and u see a horny cocksucking black male on his knees please feel free to cum over . I will be going tonight for some hot fun.
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Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 03:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tom - Thanks for the account of your Sauna experience- a well constructed and balanced report which a good review should always be.
Please do the same if you visit other venues.
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Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 02:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Let me begin this with a little background. I will call myself "Tom".
I'm a gay man, born and brought up in the north midlands where I still live to this day but visit London frequently.

I was in a committed, loving relationship with a partner for quite a few years before we split up a couple years back.

I haven't found a Mr Right since then, and although it would be wonderful to do so (afterall, I think that's what we're all after if we're totally honest with ourselves?) I have been quite happy having anonymous (but safer) sex with people at cruising locations or with people that I have met at gay bars, pubs and clubs.

But up until just the other weekend gone, I had never been to a gay sauna ...didn't really know much about them to be honest, other than that they are the British equivalent to the "gay bathhouses" in the USA.
So curiosity got the better of me and I decided to go to one. I got the coach to London and decided to hit one of the saunas. I had looked on the Internet and decided to go to one called Sweatbox in Soho (London's gay village).

Upon entering I explained to the guy behind the desk, that it was my first time visiting a sauna and that I felt really nervous and he was really understanding and told me to relax and just enjoy myself - I bought a 24 hour pass, although I had no intentions of staying for such a long time. I cannot remember how much this cost me now (as I binned the receipt) but think it was either 16 or 18 quid.

Ok so now my review of this sauna begins negatively. The locker that I had been allocated was broken (it wouldn't shut properly) and I had been given the shittiest of towels (really small and thin).
So first off, I hit the showers, where all the guys seem to stare at each others cocks, some guys where playing with each other. This started to turn me on , and with a semi-hard on, I hit the jacuzzi. This is not really much to be desired, the water was not all that hot but was instead luke-warm/tepid. So I didn't stay in too long and hit the sauna room which also was not that hot unless you sat right next to the lamp in which case you sweat like a pig.

Although it was in here that I first got lucky. Some guy come in, sit next next to me and started without even saying anything to me, started wanking my cock. I just sat there and enjoyed it, he gave me a blowjob and just as I was about to cum he took his mouth away and I shot my load all over the floor (oops, sorry Sweatbox).

I then went the steam room but could not bare more than a few minute in there, it was so hot and was giving me a bad headache. I actually felt quite faint and had I stayed for any length of time in there, I probably would have fainted.

I then went downstairs and this is definately the best part of this sauna. This is where it all happens. There is a lounge which has two computers (but only one was working) and a TV as well as what appeared to be a bar, but which was not manned.
I still felt quite faint and dizzy from the steam room so spent five minutes in here lying on a bean-bag thingy until I felt fine again.
I then went through to the cruising area which was where the night started to finally become really horny.

There are many rooms in this part of the sauna, where you can go into and close the door for privacy if you meet someone you like and want to get off with.
I noticed though that a lot of these rooms were being used by groups of men for mini-orgies, sometimes I saw like 5 or 6 guys all cramming into one tiny little room. Some of the guys leave the doors open so that others can stand and watch (I know some people get turned on by others watching them do stuff).

I went in to the cinema room which was showing what appeared to be a Bel Ami film, where there were lots of guys wanking themselves off and where one guy was giving another guy a blowjob. I plucked up some courage and went over to them, and the guy giving the b/j started to suck me off also, and that made other guys come over and the one guy was sucking us all off in what was like a mini-group action thing - by this point nobody in the room could give a damn about the porno that was showing on the screen - it was so horny, the guy knelt down on the floor let us all cum onto his face and chest (about 6 or 7 of us).

I then thought cumming twice, would I be able to cum again? I sometimes have trouble with cumming (don't know why) so twice was quite an achievement.

I then went for a wonder around to explore the rest of the place for quite a bit, the darkrooms etc and I was able to stand and watch three guys getting off in a room with a sling (which was very dark) one of them a black guy with an absolutely enormous cock, like I have never seen before in my life - it was really lovely
The black guy got into the sling and let the other two guys take in turns to fuck him, it was very dark so I couldn't see whether condoms were being used by either of the guys fucking him...which to be honest made me a little concerned.

I was then cruised by a guy around the place who seemed to really like the look of me, so we went into a private cubicle in the same dark room which had the room with the sling - and we gave each other b/j's and wanked each other off, until two others who stood and watched through the crack of the door asked to come and join us, to which we said yes.
I must have spent about an hour to an hour and a half, in this room, having the most amazing fun with these guys. Just continually sucking each other off, wanking, kissing and even rimming...then one of the guys started fucking one of the other guys (who only looked to be a really young lad no older than about 21) and WITHOUT a condom, to which I really don't like and object to, so I left the room with one of the other guys grabbing me to try and get me to stay, but I managed to shake him off and leave (I went to the lounge) - I just couldn't believe somebody, especially so young, would let another guy fuck him bareback without even talking about it as well.

I went to the upstairs part again after a while and took another shower before having some more oral fun and wanking with some really nice guys in the sauna room again.

I then went back down the stairs and chilled out in the lounge once more with a guy who I met and had fun with in the sauna room and we just chatted for ages, it was really nice. We exchanged mobile numbers (which we had to write down on paper then return to our lockers to put away) and then went upstairs again and sat in the jacuzzi (still luke-warm) just chatting some more and where we watched two guys (who said they were partners in an open relationship) get off with each other and let us two join in as well.

By the time I decided to go home, I had spent 19 hours in the sauna! An incredibly long time and with quite a lot of fun, although my opinion of this sauna is mixed.

Good things was I got chatting to a really nice guy who I have now made a new friend with, and also I had some good action with some really hot guys.

Bad things: the sauna is not too hygienic to be totally honest, it's not a total shithole BUT it could be better. There is also an odd smell throughout the sauna, I am not sure what it is and don't quite know how to describe it.
Also, the most negative experience in this sauna was the bareback that I witnessed taking place. There are condoms provided in the lounge, so there really are no excuses. I don't know what Sweatbox's policy is on bareback and if management knows that this takes place on their premises, but it really makes me angry and dissapointed. Very horrible thought to think that I may have witnessed somebody get infected with HIV, and only such a young lad.

I don't know if I will go to a gay sauna again, I might do, but might try somewhere else instead of Sweatbox next time. Have heard good reviews about the bigger and more popular saunas such as Pleasuredrome and the Chariots chain as well as The Locker Room which I understand holds a no-towels night on every Thursday! Might investigate.
I would probably not recommend Sweatbox if I really think about it, despite having some really good fun there - but you can only go for yourself and make your own judgements.

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