Love swimming? Or just fancy giving it a try? Either way, the pool makes a refreshing change from the gym or studio. Swimming offers an effective all-body workout. It helps you build strength, tone your body and increase endurance. And it also makes a great way to clear your mind and just zen out for a while, all with zero impact on your joints. To make the whole experience even better, why not treat yourself to a session at one of London’s best pools?
Chelsea Health Club
You don’t have to be made in Chelsea to make the most of this prestigious club at Stamford Bridge. Without doubt one of London’s most sought after fitness hotspots, you can experience the luxury for yourself on demand. That includes a swim in the 25m ozone-treated pool that’s less harsh on your skin and hair and heated to an ideal 29°C. And while you’re there, why not indulge yourself in the steam room, sauna and plunge pool too?
This exclusive development in the heart of Pimlico overlooks the Thames and offers a range of facilities as beautiful as the location. Close to Westminster, you might also spot the odd MP or two on the floor of the gym after a spell on the floor of the House. Dolphin Square Fitness Club takes luxury to the next level – and the pool is no exception. Beautifully lit and in pristine condition, the water couldn’t be more inviting. A visit to the steam room makes a perfect end to your session.
Imagine Health Club & Spa
Imagine diving into a perfectly blue, crystal clear pool and swimming your worries away. Well, you can make it a reality in the heart of Kensington. At 18 metres it’s the largest pool in the area and the quality speaks for itself. Whether you want to swim a few lengths, train with a coach or join an aquatic exercise class, Imagine has it all.
Surrey Sports Park
OK, so we said the best pools in London. But Surrey Sports Park on the outskirts of Guildford offers true world-class facilities and is well worth the trip. Don’t be surprised to find professional athletes and leading sports teams putting themselves through their paces – it’s the training base for a number of top clubs. And the 50m Olympic-sized pool is perfect for an intense session of your own. If you’re looking to improve your technique and times, you can also try the highly rated Swim Academy.
Peak Health Club & Spa
Located on the 9th floor of the renowned Jumeriah Carlton Tower on Sloane Street, The Peak represents the pinnacle of luxury gyms. A hushed sanctuary to escape the bustle of the city below, it offers impressive views of London to keep you feeling on top of the world before and after your workout. The heated 20m pool is just the beginning, by the way. Once you’ve completed your swim, make time to sit back and relax in the whirlpool, sauna and steam room.
Hilton London Metropole
If you’re just starting out or coming back from injury, LivingWell Health Club at the Hilton London Metropole makes an ideal place to get up and swimming. Their intimate 12.5m pool is welcoming, bright and makes a perfect setting in which to build up your confidence. Or enjoy it as part of a refreshingly indulgent hour or two together with the spa and sauna. You’ll leave feeling like new.
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