Lost LGBT Scene | Holland Park Sauna
We’re creating an online memory board for some of London’s lost venues. Since the turn of the century, London’s gay scene has lost over 100 venues.
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Holland Park Sauna
A memory from a user:
A sauna right in the middle of the shopping centre (not the Westfield creation), in you went, across to the changing rooms and off you went but this was the time before sex was possible in open as some horrid little man would patrol but, you always found action.
The showers, the jacuzzi, the saunas and the “rest” area upstairs that were a load of single beds laid out like a dormitory.
I remember I had my nipple pierced which was unusual at the time, this proved very popular. On leaving you would rejoin the shoppers or pop into Safeway or if you were still up for more, Silks club was next door. Very handy.
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