The Victorian Turkish Bath
(home page:- Victorian Turkish Bath, http://www.victorianturkishbath.org)
Punch, May 26, 1866
see also Andrew Wynter in Our Social Bees - click here
The Turkish Bath, which closely resembles the Bath of the old Romans, was introduced into Ireland and England in 1856: and in London handsome baths were erected in Victoria-street, Westminster; these were taken down in 1855-6 * . The most extensive establishment of this class in London is the Hamman, or hot-air Bath, opened in 1862, No. 76, Jermyn-street, St. James's, and formed under the superintendence of Mr. David Urquhart; its cost is stated at 6000l.; the architecture is from eastern sources.
John Timbs, Curiosities of London, 1867
[* this date is wrong, says Malcolm Shifrin - these baths were open 1862-1865]
J. ALLEN & SON'S
Recommended by the British Medical Journal, Medical Time,
Sanitary Record, &c.
advertisement in Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879
Old and New London, c.1880
Strand magazine, 1896