The Fulham Pools and Virgin Active Health Club

London, England, UNITED KINGDOM

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
The Fulham Pools and Virgin Active Health Club
Address
Norman Park, Lillie Road, Fulham, Hammersmith and Fulham, West London
London, England SW6 7ST
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone
(020) 7471 0450

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
£3.20; SC(60) £1.55. [January, 2020]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m, 8 lanes, indoors, 30ºC (86ºF).
Pool 2
25m, 6 lanes, non-chlorine sanitized, indoors, 27ºC (81ºF).

Location

Historical County
London Metropolitan Area
GPS
51.484120, -0.208670

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
Brompton Swimming Club
See the Youth Swim team website, linked to its name, below.
Masters Swim
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Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

This is a joint public/private facility. The six lane pool (Pool 2) is reserved for Virgin Active Health Club members, the eight lane pool (Pool 1) is for public use.
Virgin Atlantic also has a website for its side of the facility, you can find it at Virgin Atlantic - Fulham Pools.

Facility Reviews

The water in the public pool is ridiculously warm. I went on a Saturday morning and had a lane to myself for some time. People seemed OK about a faster swimmer passing them.
The best public pool I've found in London in a decade. It was clean and the water temperature was fine.
The six-lane pool is cooler and not-chlorinated; it's hard to fault it. The eight-lane, public pool is nice, but far too hot. Otherwise, it's a great facility.
There's no lane swimming during school term weekdays 9 AM to 6:30 PM or Saturdays 8 AM to 1 PM.
The club at Virgin Atlantic arranged a SwimFit event with some Team GB swimmers, so I tagged along. The public pool, at 28ºC, is a warm for lap swimming; otherwise it's alright and the lane width is OK.

In Pool 2, for use by Virgin Active club members only, the water is cooler and more suitable for lap swimming - about 27ºC. It's not too busy but the blue tiled pool bottom is a bit dark.
[October, 2014]