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Better London Aquatics Centre

Stratford and New Town, London
35 Tips and reviews
  • swimming pool
  • pool in london
  • architecture
  • 50m pool
  • café
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  • Reem
    ReemSeptember 22, 2017
    Clean facilities, incredible architecture, serious lifeguards. For serious swimmers only!
  • Jirka B.
    Jirka BecaSeptember 17, 2017
    Slow, medium and fast lanes in the 50m pool. Unfortunately I had no success with booking a diving experience for adults, in their online system it was all just for juniors below 16 years.
  • Ally S.
    Ally SteeleSeptember 1, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Great swimming. Best indoor pool in London.
  • Thierry L.
    Thierry LevenqJuly 3, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing swimming pool. Great combination of stunning architecture and of a proper 50m pool !
  • Mehmet H. Ü.
    Mehmet H. Ü.July 1, 2017
    Swimming in this olympic pool is amazing
  • Lauren A.
    Lauren Angelkov CummingsMarch 1, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    I love this pool! It's by far the best swimming pool I've been to. You have the choice of the crystal clear water of the Olympic pool or smaller and shallower training pool. Always very clean!
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TurnbullJanuary 1, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Great for lane swimming, just remember to get in the right one as there are separate lanes for slow, medium and fast...
  • Evgeniy D.
    Evgeniy DelgyanskiJuly 20, 2016
    A state of the art building set in the open space of the Olympic Park. The olympic sized pool is amazing and carries the emotions from London 2012, but the training pools are now overcrowded.
  • Sebastiaan V.
    Sebastiaan VerschurenMay 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the most amazing pools I have been to in my life and I have been to quite a few pools.
  • Evandro F.
    Evandro FiorinApril 26, 2016
    Best Place!!! Hadid is the best!
  • Matt E.
    Matt ElphickFebruary 7, 2016
    Remember to bring a towel!! There are none available to hire, but for purchase only for £20 from the Speedo shop.
  • Pavel
    PavelSeptember 22, 2015
    Book online to cut the queue.
  • Cathy C.
    Cathy CAugust 29, 2015
    Great pool. Bring own gel and googles and don't forget your £1 from the lockers! Saw the cleaning stuff take 3 coins in a row
  • Milenko P.
    Milenko PilicAugust 3, 2015
    Stunning place, great pool!
  • Neil A.
    Neil AppletonMay 11, 2015
    Avoid early evening - can be very busy, especially if there is a completion on and main pool is closed.
  • Neil A.
    Neil AppletonMay 11, 2015
    Great selection of pools. Worth booking in advance.
  • Mike S.
    Mike ScottMay 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great facilities, you can watch diving events whilst on the training bikes.
  • Davide P.
    Davide PigaFebruary 15, 2015
    Bring £1 coin for the locker and don't forget to get it back when you leave
  • Davide P.
    Davide PigaFebruary 9, 2015
    Amazing swimming pool. But don't swim in the fast lanes if you don't swim fast
  • Alistair P.
    Alistair PrimroseJanuary 11, 2015
    Facilities great run by Better. Virgin active it ain't.
  • Elisa M.
    Elisa MurilloJanuary 10, 2015
    If you just want to take a look around you'll have to fill a form but it's really worth it!
  • Barry G.
    Barry GreenNovember 30, 2014
    Great early in the morning
  • Claudia V.
    Claudia VandenheuvelOctober 3, 2014
    A dream comes true for Miss A.
  • Alexandre B.
    Alexandre BourgeoisJuly 20, 2014
    Awesome place to swim!
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen ThingmakerMay 31, 2014
    Amazing architecture, have a look around from the stalls after your swim
  • La C.
    La ClaudeMay 21, 2014
    it feels like being a real athlete! :-)
  • Lana V.
    Lana VolkovaMay 8, 2014
    Great swimming pool don't forget you goggles at home
  • Michał S.
    Michał Søren CarterMay 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great atmosphere and really good value
  • Asim E.
    Asim ErturkMay 5, 2014
    Perfect for swimming. Great ambiance keeps you swim all the time. Very clean and modern. Not crowded at all-apart weekend.
  • Sebastian O.
    Sebastian OstmanApril 30, 2014
    No shower gel provided, so bring your own
  • Sebastian O.
    Sebastian OstmanApril 30, 2014
    STUNNING pool. Terribly run with poor staff, but don't let that put you off.
  • Edith S.
    Edith SApril 15, 2014
    Pleasantly surprised by café - freshly cooked meals at reasonable prices.
  • Pares T.
    Pares TailorApril 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    best pool in London
  • Matthieu R.
    Matthieu RigolotApril 14, 2014
    Great swimming pool ! Also the cafe provides dietetic food, their hot homemade gourmet sandwich is really delicious!
  • Peter S.
    Peter SigristMarch 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    An uplifting swim. Bright, airy, great staff. I'd say get in before 10.30 at the weekend - plenty of room at that time
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