About the Arlington Baths

The Arlington Baths Club is the oldest surviving Victorian bathing complex in the world. If you'd like to find out more about the club and facilities on offer, book a Club Tour, and if you would like to use the facilities during your visit, then this can be done subject to segregated use for a £15.00 charge.


Although the original membership of the Arlington Baths was rooted in the affluent mercantile class, it now welcomes people from all walks of life – young and old alike. Find out more about how to join.

The Premises

Arlington Baths was originally designed by architect John Burnett. The single storey building, which accommodated the pool, two bath areas and two changing rooms, was created in 1870. In 1875 a small extension was added in order to accommodate a new Turkish suite, and lounge. 18 years later, a second extension added a first floor creating space for billiard rooms and a card room. In 1902, the first floor was extended over the orginal building, giving it the form it has today. More about the building.

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