Chelsea Sports Centre

London, England, UNITED KINGDOM

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Chelsea Sports Centre
Chelsea Manor Street, Chelsea, Kensington and Chelsea, Central London
London, England SW3 5PL
(020) 7352 6985

Adult Admission Price & Policy

£4.70. [January, 2020]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m, 4 lanes, 1.5m - 2m depth, indoors, 81ºF (27ºC).


Just around the corner from (behind) Chelsea Old Town Hall on the Kings Road.
Nearest tubes: South Kensington / Sloane Square.
Historical County
London Metropolitan Area
51.487394, -0.167702

Teams That Use This Facility

Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

The building dates to 1907 and has brick-size tiles, side gutters, but no end gutters, and a translucent skylight that runs the length of the pool.
A £1.7 million renovation of the pool and changing facilities was completed in August, 2017.

Facility Reviews

It's not a 'smart' pool, but it is always clean and friendly.
A wonderful old building, convenient and central - but the pool and facilities are pretty old.
The showers are old and excellent - push-button operated, they stay on for a decent length of time, they're hot and have good pressure. I really, really liked it. It ain't broke and I hope they don't mend it.
It's been gently refurbished - smartened up a bit but kept all the charm.
[December, 2012]
A friendly place, and the water is warm, but a lack of lane discipline makes it an uncomfortable place to swim.
[March, 2013]
Rating: 7 on a scale of 10. It's busy but they keep a lane available for lap swimming and segment the swimmers. Evenings after 7:30 are quieter. Since the renovation, although old, the pool is clean and well lit.
[October, 2017]
Adult lap swim has three lanes: slow, medium, and fast. The medium lane is very wide and passing is easy. The lane etiquette is just fine. School children arrive for lessons on the weekdays, mid-morning. The pool is then divided into sections: two lanes for kids, and two lanes for laps. The locker areas are co-ed. There are howers galore. And there are many private change /shower cabanas. The lockers take a £1 coin, which is returned. The centre is located in a fabulous neighborhood.
[September, 2018]
This is an excellent pool for single swims. It's usually not very crowded. It's a bit old, but in good sanitary condition and well kept. The price for a single swim is ok. Bus no.49 stops 100 meters away.
[November, 2018]
This is a nice and cozy pool in the very center of Chelsea. The pool itself is quite old. The walls and floor are not tiled but painted, but it's kept in good condition. The building, from the early XX Century, is very beautiful. The changing rooms and showers are modern. It was never overcrowded the three times I was there (from 5 until 8 PM).
[December, 2019]