The Best Swimming Pools in London

The Best Swimming Pools in London
The Best Swimming Pools in London
If you're looking for a great swimming pool in the London area, you may be pleasantly surprised to discover how many exciting options are available. Whether you're looking for an indoor pool, outdoor pool or leisure wave pool, there's a pool in London to meet your needs.
Ironmonger Row Baths

Set in a renovated building from the 1930s, Ironmonger Row Baths features a 100-foot indoor swimming pool, as well as a 50-foot teaching pool for children. Both pools are heated and kept at a toasty 82 degrees F. Ironmonger Row Baths also features one of London's few remaining Turkish Baths, which includes three hot rooms, a steam room, a plunge pool and spa services. Admission to the Ironmonger Row Baths is approximately $6 US. The fee for a three-hour session in the Turkish Baths is approximately $22 US.

1-11 Ironmonger Row, London, EC1V
3QF, United Kingdom
(207) 253-4011

Laboratory Spa & Health Club

Formerly a British Rail building, Laboratory Spa and Health Club is now a state-of-the-art fitness facility featuring an 80-foot ozone and UV light-treated indoor swimming pool, kept at a balmy 82 degrees F. Laboratory Spa and Health Club also features two spa baths and a classy poolside relaxation area. The facility is home to Steven Shaw's prestigious "Art of Swimming" classes based on the Alexander Technique. Admission to Laboratory Spa and Health Club is obtained through facility membership, or by enrolling in the "Art of Swimming" classes.

The Avenue
Muswell Hill, London, N10 2QE
United Kingdom
(208) 482-3000

Finchley Lido Leisure Centre

Finchley Lido Leisure Centre's bowling alley, movie theater, restaurant and multiple heated pools make it a great place to spend a day with the family. Remodeled in recent years, Finchley Lido Leisure Centre now features an outdoor pool, indoor main pool and indoor leisure pool with wave machine. For your comfort, the pools are kept at a tropical 85 degrees F. Admission to Finchley Lido Leisure Centre is $8.50.

Unit 4
Great North Leisure Park
Chaplin Square
North Finchley
London, N12 0GL
United Kingdom
(0208) 343-9830

Hampton Open-Air Pool

Featuring a 120-foot heated outdoor pool, the Hampton Open-Air Pool is unique in that it is open 365 days a year. According to TimeOut London, approximately 1,000 people each year enjoy a Christmas day swim at the Hampton Open-Air Pool. In addition to the main pool, Hampton Open-Air Pool features a shallow, 40-foot teaching pool for children. Pool temperatures are kept at a cozy 82 degrees F all year long. Admission to the Hampton Open-Air Pool is approximately $8.

High Street
Middlesex, TW12 2ST
United Kingdom
(0208) 255-1116

Richmond Pools on the Park

Surprisingly lush, Richmond Pools on the Park is cleverly landscaped with beautiful palm trees and pampas grass. Featuring an outdoor pool, indoor pool and fitness center, Richmond Pools on the Park is a popular after-work workout destination for many of London's professionals. Richmond Pools on the Park also offers swimming lessons for would-be swimmers of all ages. Admission to Richmond Pools on the Park is approximately $7.

Old Deer Park, Swimming Baths
Twickenham Road
Richmond, TW9 2SF
United Kingdom
(0208) 940-0561

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