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I live in Devon so spoilt for choice for year round swimming...however i read about the swimming... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2019
mike c
Totnes, United Kingdom
Day out Hampstead Pond

We had a day out at Hampstead Swimming Pond. It was £2 to enter. The changing facilities are jolly... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My review is for the Men's pond and is from my visit in July 2018. It was very hot and all I wanted to do was get in some water to cool off. This pond was fairly easy to find from the tube station and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 9, 2019

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mike c
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ricardo V
Reviewed August 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Itaewon-dong
Reviewed August 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank La B
Reviewed August 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ubu R
Reviewed August 1, 2018

The changing is a bit basic and there is no place for naked sun bathing or swimming other than a concrete area that is a bit run down. Friendly feel though

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DaintyD57
Reviewed July 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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