kings cross pond club

This morning I met up with Laura at 7:30am to swim in the middle of a Kings Cross construction site. We finally got a chance to try out the Kings Cross Pond Club!

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There are large changing rooms and the staff set you up with a padlock for the lockers, and lots of outdoor showers to get you “acclimatized” to the water temperature.

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There’s a little shallow ledge for families (and those who want to test their toes in the water) but to get in you have to just go for it. Laura & I eased ourselves in with the ladder, until someone wanted to get out, and then it was sink or swim time.

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The water was 17* so not that bad at all and Β comfortable once you got swimming around. The atmosphere was lovely in the pool, with about 30 people in/around it didn’t feel too busy. There were a few people doing laps but most were moseying around and enjoying the morning sun. Everyone was talking to each other and it had a really nice social feel that is sometimes missing in other lidos.

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We had to get to work (via a hot cup of coffee) but there was loads of space in the sun on the grass to lie out and enjoy the sun.

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There is lots of bike parking outside the pool and I’m told that Caravan is nearby for your post-swim hunger needs. All that is missing is a kiosk selling KXPC swim caps. I’d totally have bought one.

Totally recommend getting yourself a ticket before they sell out. Β Prices depend on when you want to attend, andΒ I can totally recommend the early morning! Numbers are capped so if it’s a warm day you’ll defo have to pre-book.

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