Inside an abandoned brothel with a ‘naughty boys room’, a dirty sauna and a bottle of HP sauce


A brothel that rose to fame after being featured in a nationwide TV documentary was abandoned and left to rot after its employees lifted sticks and moved elsewhere.

Stained mattresses, used condoms and a price list were among the items found in the dingy place.

City Sauna in Sheffield was the venue for A Very British Bordel, which aired on Channel 4 in 2015, as well as the follow-up A Very Yorkshire Brothel, which aired in 2019 on ITV.

The company was operating out of a converted pub in an area known as the city’s “Golden Sex Mile”, promoting itself as a “massage parlor”.

But when he then moved further down the road, the filthy place was abandoned and dusted.

The brothel has been left in a filthy state of disrepair since its employees moved to a new location

The disgusting abandoned places were filmed by urban explorer Lost Places & Forgotten Faces.

He told YorkshireLive: “I quickly got a feel for what was going on here, with old condoms in the showers, stained mattresses – this place was as crappy as it gets.

“One of the rooms had a very peculiar smell that must have lingered for years. A sort of mixture of urine and sweat.”

Discarded pregnancy test was among the trash left in abandoned brothel
Discarded pregnancy test was among the trash left in abandoned brothel

Images include a ‘bad boys room’ as well as mundane items including a shopping list and a stash of HP sauce.

A Very British Bordel presented the daily operation of the “sauna”, which was run by a mother and daughter, Cath and Jenny.

It gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at every aspect of the business, from how they established the daily rotations, to the unusual customers and weird requests they had.

The abandoned sauna inside the old abandoned brothel
The abandoned sauna inside the old abandoned brothel

Some men who have used City Sauna just came over for tea and a chat, while others – including Food Man – had bizarre requests.

The brothel even held a Christmas raffle, with everyone who entered receiving a thin pie.

The City Sauna photos are just the latest shots to reveal the social history that is often right under our noses.

Sheffield City Sauna has now moved further down the road
Sheffield City Sauna has now moved further down the road

Kyle Urbex, a YouTuber who travels the country documenting abandoned buildings, recently posted pictures he took of an abandoned house frozen in time and full of horse trinkets.

Another urban explorer, Adam Mark Explores, took his YouTube subscribers to visit a spooky abandoned house in the Scottish Highlands. He found a mummified cat among ancient dolls and newspapers dating back decades.

Adam said that “the house was dark and had an eerie silence, which got me on edge throughout this exploration.”

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And last year, Bearded Reality urban explorer Daniel Sims discovered a secret “sh * g pad” hidden inside an old asylum.

Discarded mattresses and clothes were found in the abandoned asylum at Storthes Hall in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, which closed 30 years ago.

He admitted to being frightened by the noises in the building while he was filming.


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