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I live in Devon so spoilt for choice for year round swimming...however i read about the swimming ponds (and the recently released film) so in i went on a fairly cold February morning!...nice diving board and really helpful attendant who took photographs ... i will...More
We had a day out at Hampstead Swimming Pond. It was £2 to enter. The changing facilities are jolly basic, yet it adds to the experience. There is not much space to sit/lounge on, so get there early. The pond is safe to swim in...More
Beautiful sunny day, crowded but comfortable. We sat in a small area that is a bit hilly but with wonderful shade. Actually a very quiet area unlike the larger grassier area which was more lively. You are not allowed to use your mobile phone, nor...More
Got there with my wife at about 2pm, and it was really crowded on a warm day. Managed to get a spot under a tree with bits of sun shinning through. Water is really warm but very murky so be aware. Overall great experience
The heavenly sense of escape was slightly obliterated by an alcitration between a lifeguard and a French man at about 17:30/4th August .
He didn't see the worn out 'no diving sign' ( in addition people were standing over it) and he dived in at...More
Used to be lovely but has fallen victim to it's popularity. There is not an inch of grass on a sunny warm day and the noise of chatting people is very loud. It's far from the oasis of respite it used to be. And if...More
First: the men's pond: not really non-gay friendly.
Second: ladies's pond: don't know how it is there, but I heard it's good for women.
Third: mixed pond: A lot more packed than the men's (gays) pond. And smaller. Water is acceptable for a city swim....More
Must admit we found every other pond to swim in before we finally found the ladies pond. Loved it, loved it! Felt refreshed and invigorated. Swam from float to float as not been before and did not want to stray too far. Lovely atmosphere, blue...More
Today the lifeguards in the ladies pond just ruined my day. Be careful if you have dark skin like me because everyone will be white people and they will look at you all the time if you do something "bad".
My case, when I was...More