When I went to the Turkish Baths there a few years ago it was filthy and unhygienic - I asked for my money back and walked out. After a multi-million pound makeover it is still - filthy and unhygienic. Indeed the smell is rank especially in the steam room and showers. It used to have a vibrant atmosphere of multi-cultural clientele - it is in the East End after all. Now few of the regulars go there and the clientele is mainly white females who can't afford the higher prices of more upmarket spas. The problem is that it is owned by the infamous Tower Hamlets Council who have contracted it out to a private organisation 'Greenwich Leisure Ltd [GLL]' trade marked 'Better.' They have in turn imposed draconian rules that have completely spoiled the ambiance of the place. When I was there in November 2012 The floors were scummy with dirt from people's shoes (it was raining outside). The price was £20+ as a visitor. There was no more free of charge traditional Yiddish schmeis. The draconian 'etiquette' rules on the website state: "Treatments will only be provided by GLL trained therapists, or qualified third parties who are in possession of an appropriate license and insurance." And they are so expensive that they have priced the previous multi-cultural clientele well out of using the place. And female staff wandered into the men's changing area; (I understand that male staff also wander into the female changing area). If you value your health avoid this place. Not a patch on more professional Turkish Baths and spas on the Continent.
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