Water Street Bath-House

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This facility is to be found at 34 Water Street, almost at its junction with Hopesprings. Notes about the possibilities of natural hot and cold springs in the area, possibly a residue from the old aqueduct passing through the Tump or else naturally occurring in the area, can be found here, here and here.

It is unclear how much business the bath house does in a city where the inhabitants have a rather relaxed attitude to cleanliness routines and personal hygiene. However, the business is affluent enough to pay for advertising in the The Compleat Ankh-Morpork's Directory of Ankh-Morpork Merchants, Traders and Services. The proprietress is named as a Mrs E.Cloutier, and her establishment offers "opening hours for gentlemen, 6:00am - 9:00pm, except for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings 6:00am - 12:00 noon, when the facilities are strictly ladies-only. It is clear mixed bathing is not just frowned upon , it is scowled upon, snarled upon and very loudly shouted at.

Other bath-house facilities in the city - and surprisingly, there are more than one - include Mrs Loomsup's Hot Tub and Soak Parlour, on Brown Stairs, just off Hole and Corner Street. This is nearby to The Hippo, in between Quarry Lane and Whopping Street. Additional information is that the baths are located "downstairs" - subterranean? - and there is an absolute rule barring the Undead from entering. Mrs Loomsup boasts that her loofahs are cleaned weekly, and fresh water can be provided for an extra tuppence.

There is a third named bath-house, The Klatchian Steam, Douche and Vapour Rooms, on the Soake. Although there is a very veiled hint that this is where gentlemen of a certain disposition may wish to refresh themselves and look to their grooming prior to a pleasant evening at the Blue Cat Club. Or even after a pleasant evening at the Blue Cat Club. No proprietor is named - perhaps it is Mr Harris? Again, there is a Strictly No Undead rule.