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A lovely outdoor pool

We visited the Hinksey Outdoor Pool over the incredibly hot and lovely Easter weekend. On the day... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2019
Cristin M
Oxford, United Kingdom
Early-Summer swim

The pool has opened early this year, 1st of April - just lovely. It was warm and sunny when I went... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2019
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We've got some fantastic facilities on offer in the heart of Oxford, including excellent Lido/Outdoor Pool for swimming and group exercise activities & cafe on site
Lake Street | Off Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4RP, England
+44 344 893 3222
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

Lovely venue for an evening swim. Reduced rate starts at 6.30 pm. Don't know about parking issues, we used our bus passes.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

We visited the Hinksey Outdoor Pool over the incredibly hot and lovely Easter weekend. On the day we visited we found the pool to have a good amount of people, but it mercifully wasn't super busy. The pool is super clean and they had very...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Cristin M
Reviewed April 10, 2019

The pool has opened early this year, 1st of April - just lovely. It was warm and sunny when I went which made up for the slightly cooler-than-usual water temperature. One of the 4 showers is still not working (2nd year running) which is a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

We were there from 9am and because of the heat and may be because it was Sunday, the pool was already busy with not many spaces left on the grass. We enjoyed the pool quite a lot, the water was ice cold but after a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank LuciaL809
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

15 min swim and then 45 min out on a 4 band rotation, so a 2 hr trip to the pool we had 2 15 mins slots, was not told when we paid and far to hot just to be sat in while waiting ....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit on a hot summer day. Limited to no parking near pool so park at the hotel on the main road and walk. Food is cheap enough for quality and location. Try go in early to get a good location. All in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

On a very hot day you do expect the outdoor pool to be busy but they let in far too many people meaning they had to issue coloured bands, the children had to sit out for a long 45 minutes to wait for their 15...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Firstly parking is limited and it’s a very small long car park that I would definitely avoid! We visited on a Friday lunchtime and Didn’t have to queue to get in. It was £6 something which is £2 more expensive than indoor swimming at the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited today as we all needed a cool down! Booked last minute online and went for the afternoon session 2-8pm. Firstly - parking is a total nightmare! The satnav takes you down lake St - avoid this as it’s totally rammed and when u...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank catherinesO3499DI
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Lovely outdoor pool within walking distance of Oxford today centre. Water is warm, relaxing atmosphere. There is a cafe. The neighbouring park is lovely too.

Date of experience: May 2018
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