We had NO prior notification that the pool would shut for the summer until the Energybase website began reporting, with less than ten days to go, a two month closure of the pool beginning on 19th June 2017.We apologise for the lack of advance warning but that was completely outside our control. Further information will be posted here as soon as we have some.
Update 12/6/17: Swim on 18th June will be the last until late August or early September.
Update 16/6/17: Newsletter about the closure.
Update 17/8/17: We have just been informed that the University has decided to undertake additional renovation work in the pool hall but that they hope nonetheless to reopen the pool sometime in September.
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The regular Sunday Swim is Naturist London's core event. It is just like going to any other public swimming pool except that costumes are banished. Unlike many traditional naturist events, there is no booking, no membership and no commitment. You are welcome to just turn up whether or not you consider yourself a committed naturist.
Come and enjoy a refreshing dip before Sunday lunch. Come once or come often. Come with friends or come alone and make some new ones.
Energybase, University of London Student Central, Malet St, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HY
Open Location Code: 9C3XGVF9+3G
12 noon to 2pm on Sundays. Check our Events Calendar for dates.
Pay in cash or present voucher on the poolside. Exact money please.
Adults - £10 each (cash rate) or £15 for two (voucher rate)*
Under 18s - free - must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Students - £2 on production of current UK University ID or ISIC card.
* Voucher rate (buy one, get one half price) can be applied to any two people paying together or to one swimmer who pays for two swims at once and receives a voucher for a second visit.
Please read the swim rules, terms & conditions.
Walk in through the main Student Central entrance on Malet St, walk straight ahead and down the stairs to the "Energybase" health club. Sign in at the reception desk - be prepared to show some photo-id. If you want to use a locker, you exchange your photo-ID at the desk for a key-card; there is no charge and you get your ID back when you return the locker pass on the way out. Then go downstairs to the changing rooms. Undress first and go directly to the poolside. Pay the duty hosts before entering the water - exact money if possible please.
Please note, many other activities go on at Energybase concurrently with our swim. The changing areas are also used by those attending these and are gender-segregated. Only the pool area is naturist.
Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Parents with younger children should be aware that this is a traditional laned pool with a depth sloping from approximately 1.0m to 3.4m. Polystyrene floats are available and can be requested from the lifeguard.
The building was constructed during the 1950s and presented many challenges to adapt to meet modern standards. The pool is in the basement, down 2 flights of stairs. There are two retro-fitted lifts which allow access by wheelchairs users, however these must be operated by a trained member of staff. In addition, the water surface is not flush with the pool edges but a hoist is available to allow the lifeguards to assist if required. If you would like to join us but require assistance or have any concerns about access, please contact the Energybase reception on 020 7664 2002 / 2091.