Pink Broadway posted this notice on their now closed door and their website
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Pink Broadway Limited will cease trading with immediate effect.
We are truly sorry there has been no advanced notice or warning regarding this.
Any relevant information will be published here on this website in due course.
Back in 2020 during the pandemic, its owner Nick Batt has tried to renew his insurance, but only getting silence from his insurance broker. He has called everyone from politicians to other financial brokers, with no luck.
“I cannot get to the bottom of why there is reluctance for the above people to help and advise, whether it is homophobic or just embarrassment,” he said. “I have been told at various times ‘Saunas are a fire risk…’ What about the last 20 years? ‘Potential water leaks….’ What about the last 20 years?
“No one in the public eye, it seems, has the balls to fight this issue out in the open.”
“It may well be that it’s not exactly a homophobic injustice, but it certainly affects gay communities across the country, the potential loss will have a huge effect on my customers and friends. It’s my concern that places like mine go to renew their policies, they will not be able to… London has lost seven saunas this year, and I don’t want to end up closing for good.”
Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says
“Given that insurance is mandatory, the refusal of insurance to a lawful business is disturbing. It could force the sauna out of business in a region of the country where there are already too few gay meeting and entertainment venues,”
“Whatever people think about the adult services industry, it is legal and should not be refused the cover it needs to operate. If rejection by insurers becomes standard it could mean the closure of all gay saunas in the UK.”
Go to Pink Broadway Sauna Denied Insurance to read more