Westminster Baths

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Sporting Ground/Facility

Site Name: Westminster Baths
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location


  • Address: Great Smith Street (north of Great Peter Street). For a current map, Click Here.

  • Alternate Names: Possibly St. Margaret and St. John The Evangelist’s Baths

  • Performance Space Description: Information about this venue has not yet been compiled; however, some sense of the performance space may be gleaned by following the links at right. In particular:

  • See the 'Bibliographic Sources' link for a provisional list of venue-relevant resources (both primary and secondary). Wherever possible (i.e. when the pertinent text is relatively short and/or easily condensed) this material has been transcribed, and appears beneath the appropriate bibliographic citation.

  • See the 'Events at venue' link for a listing of blackface/minstrelsy-related events that took place in this performance space (with attached bibliographic references).

    Beth Marquis

  • Troupes at Westminster Baths

    Troupe Troupe Type # of events
    "Massa Sambo" Cultural Performance 1

    Events at Westminster Baths

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Cultural Performance 28 August 1849 - 28 August 1849 London, London (city-county) "Massa Sambo"

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Dictionary of Victorian London Online. 07/27/2008 (http://www.victorianlondon.org/)

      (Under Health and Hygiene - Baths and Bathing - Public Baths): “ST. MARGARET AND ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST’S BATHS, 34, Great Smith-street, Westminster. —Swimming, tepid, 1st class, 4d.; 2nd, 2d.; Hot, 1st class, 6d, 2nd, 2d. ; Cold, 1st class, 3d., 2nd, 2d. Shower, cold, 4d. Also sixty tubs for the accommodation of the working classes, and the use of irons and mangles. Charge, 1 ½ d and 2d. per hour.”


    • Geograph British Isles Website. 09/14/2008 (http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/714848)