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Kings Cross Pond Club, London
(4.5/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
Experience an invigorating open-air dip in the heart of London at Kings Cross Pond Club. The freshwater, chemical-free, unheated pool gets quite chilly in the cool English climate, but after a little acclimatization, most visitors find the water quite refreshing. After swimming lengths in the 40 m (131 ft) bean-shaped pool lined with reeds and plants, relax on a poolside sun lounger, or ascend the viewing platform to admire the green oasis surrounded by modern developments and construction sites. Swimming sessions must be booked in advance via the pool's website. Make Kings Cross Pond Club a part of your London vacation plans using our London trip builder.
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  • Visited last year and loved this place. It is a little oasis of swimming and relaxation gorgeousness in the middle of London - very surreal and very lovely. I also joined in the 'splash mob' swim to s...  more »
  • Booked my appointment on a short trip to London after looking for cool things to do. Up came the Kings Cross Pond Club. I booked my time, but when I was travelling down they changed from summer to win...  more »
  • This pond which is situated to the rear of Kings Cross station (now known as Tapper walk) is an oasis in the heart of a city. An open-air pool which has a shallow end and a deep end. Initially like ma...  more »
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  • Great place to cool down on a hot summer day. However you need to book online a few days in advance as capacity is limited, which makes it very pleasant because it is never crowded.
  • Looks rather small, but barely got busy as people seemed disinclined to hang around in the water (20degrees that day) as such it was a good place to swim. Environment around the pond was clean and well managed. All the construction work going on around was interesting to see, but if you're looking for tranquillity, you need to look elsewhere.
  • I so hope this becomes a permanent feature to the area. I've been twice, and the water has become so much pond-ier. Very cold in winter, pretty cold in summer, but to swim in unchlorinated fresh water, it's worth it.
  • Was a lovely pool in a great location, however the staff were rude and it was 1 minute early and we all asked if we could come in as it was very hot and there were impatient toddlers, they wouldn't let us. There were constant petty rules like don't jump in, don't sit on the edge, no food or drinks and they were very jobsworthy about it all. The session ended at 5:30 but they pushed everyone out at 5:15 to take some photos of models... In the staff shifts they were all jumping in yet we couldn't!!
  • Simple but good facilities (toilets and changing cubicals), friendly helpful staff and a beautiful pond of various depths down to 2.8 meters. Fabulous swim on a very hot day!