Finnish Rooftop Sauna

Part of Nordic Matters

Warm up and unwind in a one-of-a-kind Finnish sauna experience in the heart of London this Wintertime.

Step into our specially designed Nordic sauna that sits on Queen Elizabeth Roof Terrace, and let a sauna expert demonstrate steaming stones and introduce you to the authentic sauna experience. Reaching 90 degrees celsius inside, you can then cool down in the open air (or with cold water buckets if you’re feeling brave), all while enjoying exclusive views over the River Thames.

Combining beautiful Nordic design with a bespoke artistic commission, the Finnish Rooftop Sauna is a striking collaboration with Aalto University (Helsinki) MA students: Pedro Pablo Garcia Alcazar, Markus Holste, Monica Romagnoli and Miki Sordi, and Finnish sculpture Jaakko Pernu.

Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden Bar is also open to serve you Prosecco, warming winter drinks and snacks. Visit this oasis in central London as Southbank Centre goes Nordic.

Pre-order Nordic canapes to enjoy at the Rooftop Bar, including:
- House cured salmon, dark rye, pickled cucumber
- Venison carpaccio, lingonberry compote, toasted hazelnuts
- Baked golden beetroot, goats curd, pine nuts (v)

Just add them to your basket when booking.

Rooftop Bar

With thanks to all involved for their support: Aalto ARTS, University, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The British Sauna Society, The Finnish Sauna Society, Harvia Oy, SAAS Instruments, Osmia, Rento Sauna and Sauna from Finland.

Dates & times

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Queen Elizabeth Hall
Roof Garden


£15 - £25
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£15, £20, £25


25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
Not suitable for children under 16.

A sauna session last 70 minutes. This includes your time to change within the space.

Event information
The sauna is made up of mixed-gender sessions and swimming costumes must be worn at all times.

There are separate male and female shower and changing facilities within the sauna. The sauna is fully accessible.

Towels and secure lockers are provided as part of the ticket price. Secure lockers are able to accommodate small bags only. Please avoid bringing any larger items as these cannot be secured.

Please drink plenty of water during your visit. Southbank Centre cannot take responsibility for any adverse affects the sauna may have.

Eating food and drink is not recommended before the sauna experience. The Rooftop Bar is open and you can preorder canapes when booking your sauna session to enjoy after your sauna session.

Women-only sauna sessions
Every Monday & Tuesday: 2.30pm – 3.40pm
Every Wednesday: 5.30pm – 6.40pm

Every Wednesday: 5.30pm only
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Group bookings for 2018
The sauna can host up to 16 people per session. If you want to book out the sauna for your exclusive use (whether for a solo experience or a group up to 16 people), please email and ask for further information.

Event restrictions
The sauna is not suitable for pregnant women or those with any medical issues that may be affected by the sauna experience. If you are unsure, please consult your doctor before booking tickets.

The sauna is accessible and one wheelchair place is available per session.

To book or find out more about wheelchair spaces, please speak to a member of our Ticketing team on 020 3879 9555, so that we are able to ensure all of your needs can be met and you have the best experience possible.

Please read this important information before visiting Finnish Rooftop Sauna

Finnish Rooftop Sauna | Southbank Centre