Glass Mill Leisure Centre

London, England, UNITED KINGDOM

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Glass Mill Leisure Centre
41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, East London
London, England SE13 7FT
0303 303 0111

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Peak times: Residents £3.85; non-residents £4.20. Off-peak: Residents £3.35; non-residents £3.65. [January, 2020]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m x 17m, 8 lanes , indoors , 28ºC (82ºF).
Pool 2
20m x 8m teaching pool , indoors , 29ºC (84ºF).


Historical County
London Metropolitan Area More Information
51.464121, -0.014154

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
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Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

The facility, which opened in 2013, replaced the Ladywell Leisure Centre, which has been closed.

Facility Reviews

Only six years old, but aging badly.

The main, 25-metre pool is usually shared with swim clubs or teaching sessions, along with double-lane section for general swim, so there are usually only two (medium/fast) or - rarely - three public lanes (slow/medium/fast) available. These are not always signed properly, leading to confusion about direction of swimming. The starting blocks are at the deep end.

The pool area layout is very poorly thought out. Access to the main changing rooms and to and from the pool uses the same corridor, so the floor gets wet and dirty very quickly. Disposable overshoes are provided, but they often run out.

The men's change room has communal areas separated by locker rows but no single cubicles. Many of the lockers (£1 returnable) are broken or jam, once closed. It's advisable to use lockers adapted for padlocks. The women's change area has mixed communal/cubicles with the same locker issues.

Not all poolside showers can be operated at the same time, due to water pressure issues. It can get very crowded when lessons or sessions finish. The changing area showers are marginally better.
[June, 2019]