Victorian London - Health and Hygiene - Baths and Bathing - Lambeth Baths

Upon the south-east side of Westminster Bridge Road are the Lambeth Baths, more famous for its Temperance Meetings and social assemblies of working people than even for its sanitary appliances. When the water has been drawn out of the spacious bath, the place serves for a lecture and concert-room. Here all kinds of simple amusement, in the way of songs, chorused by the people, newspaper readings, social discussion and temperance meetings, are held regularly through the winter.

Herbert Fry, London, 1889 [this is a guidebook, ed.]