Victorian Turkish baths directory


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Victorian Turkish Baths: their origin, development, and gradual decline


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Turkish baths for private members' clubs

Last updated: 02 May 2017

Individual establishments arranged alphabetically by place.

Known opening and closing dates of the baths are indicated in the table, as is the existence of more detailed chronologies. All articles include a chronology. However, please note that chronologies do not appear in the version of the site without frames.

Dates in blue are accurate openings or closures to the best of our knowledge;
Dates in red are first and last sightings.
Plus or minus signs indicate 'and later' or 'and earlier'. 

If you have access to local newspapers and can add, amend, or correct any dates, please do contact us.


EDINBURGH: Drumsheugh Baths Club, Old Queensferry Road


EDINBURGH: Warrender Club, Thirlestane Street (17)


GLASGOW: Arlington Club, Arlington Street (61)

1871   Still open

GLASGOW: Dennistoun Baths Club, Craigpark Street, Dennistoun


GLASGOW: Pollokshields Baths Club, Leslie Street, Pollokshields


GLASGOW: Victoria Baths Club, Butterbuggins Road


GLASGOW: Western Baths Club, West George Street (97), Hillhead

1878   Still open

LONDON: Prince's Racquets and Tennis Club, Hans Place
              Humphrey's Hall, Albert Gate Mansions


LONDON: RAC Club, Pall Mall

1909   Still open



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cooling-room at the Western Baths Club, Glasgow

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