Ironmonger Row Baths

London, England, UNITED KINGDOM

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Ironmonger Row Baths
1 Norman Street, Clerkenwell, Islington, Central London
London, England EC1V 3AA
(0203) 642 5520

Adult Admission Price & Policy

£5.80. [July, 2022]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
33⅓y (30.47m) x 11y (10.05m), 5 lanes, 1m - 3.8m depth, indoors, 27ºC (81ºF).


Historical County
London Metropolitan Area
51.526598, -0.094470

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

The facility reopened in late November, 2012, after a major overhaul.

Facility Reviews

The best public pool I tried in London… The water is very clean, among the clearest I've seen anywhere.
The pool is usually divided into three sections for lap swim: slow, medium and fast. The fast lane can be appropriate for doing a real workout, but you might have to swim around a few folks. It's a long way from the tube and not especially easy to find. I'd swim there again.
The floors in the changing rooms are heated. The facility has stadium-style seating to observe the swimmers. It's lovely and very clean.
[September, 2013]
My favourite pool in London. Always pretty quiet (bar lunchtime and early mornings). Very clean and a great location.
[May, 2015]
Excellent pool, the cleanest I've come across. The facilities are maintained in good condition. The changing room is clean also.
[May, 2015]
This is my "backup pool" in London. It's clean, pleasant, and in a great location - about a three-minute walk from the Old Street tube station on the Northern line. (The reviewer who commented that it was far from the tube must have gotten out at a wrong station!) It can be quite crowded at lunchtime; but is very calm at other times. It's a beautiful, historical pool. The showers aren't great - the water pressure is a struggle, but the pool is so nice, it doesn't really matter!
[March, 2017]