OPEN 24 HRS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK
We want you to have a fun and relaxed time at Sweatbox but we also want to keep you safe. Which is why we have to have some rules. A lot of them are new and some might seem a little odd. That’s because they’re all part of our new system of keeping drugs out of the building without the need for intrusive bag and body searches.
SWEATBOX IS A GAY MALE ADULT GYM AND SAUNA
By entering these facilities, you affirm that you are over 18, are fully aware of the nature of gay saunas and that you will not be shocked or offended by your experience, notwithstanding anything you experience which is against UK law. If you experience anything that concerns or upsets you, in the first instance, please report this to the Duty Manager. If you are not satisfied with his response, please feel free to report your experience to info@Sweatboxsoho.com.
8 HOUR MAXIMUM STAY PER VISIT
It doesn’t matter whether you have a 24 hour pass or an annual membership, all individual visits are limited to 8 hours with no return for 2 hours. Any overstays are automatically charged to your bill at £3 an hour or part thereof.
SWEATBOX IS A SPA
As such you should assume that all floors are going to be wet. The flooring we use throughout the building is certified as Non-Slip Barefoot in the Wet – the ultimate in non-slip flooring. Nevertheless you are advised to take sensible precautions when travelling through the building – making use of handrails on stairs and looking out changes in level – all of which are clearly indicated.
The lighting throughout Sweatbox is lower than daylight to reflect the mood. Nevertheless all essential areas (corridors, stairs, escape routes) are adequately lit for your safety. If entering on a bright day, please take a few minutes to let your eyes adjust before travelling through the building.
CCTV is used throughout the premises for your safety. However sensitive areas are restricted to a closed network and will only be reviewed in the event of a crime or an accident. The only entity we disclose any CCTV footage to is the police and only then in the pursuit of the above. To see our full policy on how this footage is used, please click on this link.
Sorry boys, but there's no chewing gum allowed in the building.
Should you have an accident of any kind whilst on the premises please be sure to report it to the Duty Manager as soon as possible. He will try to help you with your condition – or, if necessary, call a medic or ambulance. He will also help you fill out an Accident Report. It is very important that you give us as much detail as possible – especially regarding your opinion as to the cause of the accident. This allows our manager to check the area you specify to make sure it is safe for other customers.
All passes must be filled out fully and correctly in order to guarantee re-entry. SweatBox will only accept passes for re-entry, receipts will not be accepted in lieu of a pass. No pass will be honoured after the expiration date printed on the back of the card. You may enter the club up to the last hour of your purchased time period, but will be subject to an overstay charge of £3 an hour or part thereof, if you stay beyond that final 60 mins. Passes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives. In the event of any dispute, the decision of SweatBox is final. SweatBox reserves the right to alter, amend or foreclose this or any promotion without prior notice in the event that unforeseen circumstances make this unavoidable.
THE FOLLOWING RULES HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN ORDER TO KEEP DRUGS OUT OF THE BUILDING. GBL IS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER WITHIN THE GAY COMMUNITY. WE ARE PART OF THAT COMMUNITY AND ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP IT OUT
THE VALUABLES BOX
At the beginning of your visit, you will be asked to put your valuables (phone, wallet, cigarettes etc) into a box for us to keep safe for you. You can come to the bar and have access to those things as often as you want but you can’t take any of them anywhere outside of the Ground Floor.
NOTHING BUT YOU AND A TOWEL ALLOWED BEYOND THE GROUND FLOOR
When you come to the bar to swap your locker key for a Spa Access Band, our staff will be checking to make sure you have nothing on you or with you. Not hats, no shoes, no underwear or swimsuits. No shampoo bottles. Sorry but it’s all part of our system of keeping drugs out of the building without.
We do not allow open bottles of poppers beyond the Ground Floor. You are welcome to bring your UNOPENED bottles with you. Alternatively we sell poppers on the strict understanding that they should NOT be used within 15 minutes either side of using the steam rooms, tepidarium, IR sauna or spa bath as this can be dangerous and lead to fainting or even a heart attack. Sweatbox takes no responsibility for your popper usage. At our manager’s discretion, we are willing to store your poppers for you at a cost of £1 per visit.
NO RETURN TO YOUR LOCKER – OR THE MEZZANINE - DURING YOUR STAY
For the duration of your stay, your locker will remain locked and you will not have access to it. With the exception of gym users, no-one is allowed to return to the mezzanine until they leave. Anyone found doing so will be asked to leave.
SWEATBOX IS A PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUB
As such we have the right to ask anyone showing disrespect to our staff or other customers to leave. The manager’s decision is final.
NOT ALL OF OUR FACILTITES ARE OPEN ALL OF THE TIME
In order to facilitate an effective cleaning regime, we have to close of areas and facilities from time to time – please check the Time Chart in the Entrance Lobby for details.
All interactions at SweatBox must be consensual. If someone is asleep they are unable to give consent. Any touching or inappropriate behaviour with a sleeping customer will be viewed as molestation which is a crime under UK law. The sleeping customer will be asked if they wish to press charges.
THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE OF ALL: PLEASE TREAT EVERYONE AT SWEATBOX – STAFF AND CUSTOMERS – THE WAY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED. WE ARE A COMMUNITY AND WE SHOULD BE SUPPORTING EACH OTHER AND BEFRIENDING EACH OTHER, NOT JUDGING OR SPREADING SHAME.
AND JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T FANCY SOMEONE, THERE IS NO NEED TO BE RUDE OR OFF-HAND. SOMETIMES THE BEST FRIENDSHIPS ARE FORMED BETWEEN PEOPLE WHO DON’T FANCY EACH OTHER!