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Thursday 31 May 2012 10.42am
Can anybody recommend a decent pool near Southwark Park/Grange Road? Ideally I'd like to pay as you go, but would consider a monthly arrangement if it's not too expensive.

Thanks.
Thursday 31 May 2012 10.51am
Seven Islands Leisure Centre is probably your best bet.

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Thursday 31 May 2012 10.55am
Thanks James - the reviews I've seen from a quick Google search are pretty awful, but I'll check it out.
Thursday 31 May 2012 11.05am
At the Thomas Guy club near London Bridge you can pay quarterly:

http://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/careers/why-work-here/thomas-guy-club.aspx
Thursday 31 May 2012 12.20pm
Re: Seven Islands: it's cheap, it's 33m and it is often very quiet (during lane swimming times). OK, it's very shabby, but if you just want a decent swim at a low price, it is the best bet in this area.
Thursday 31 May 2012 1.59pm
Thanks Beth.
Thursday 31 May 2012 2.13pm
darwin court has public swim times if do not fancy 7 islands

c10 to victoria queen mother centre or 188 to deptford waves??
Thursday 31 May 2012 2.14pm
Beth: we used to think just like you until we met a cockroach in the lockers a few months ago...

We go to St Georges (north of the river) or the new pool near Clapham Common.
Thursday 31 May 2012 2.45pm
Ok - thanks for the tips. I'm surprised how underserved SE1 is.
Thursday 31 May 2012 2.54pm
"Beth: we used to think just like you until we met a cockroach in the lockers a few months ago... "

Agree, you do have to run the gauntlet of the changing rooms first! Aren't they supposed to be having a major refurb soon? I do hope so. i've got a soft spot as I did my swimming lessons there and they are such a nice bunch of people, they deserve better conditions.
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