London's Listed Swimming Pools

Swimming pools and buildings listed by Historic England

Historic pools represent a valuable part of London’s heritage and, like all pools, are an amenity which are used by young, old, disabled and ethnic minorities alike and those who would be discouraged from swimming by travelling further afield to modern facilities.  They form an important form of Edwardian architecture and represent social history. 


Listed Swimming Pools

Bowes Road Library and Arnos Pool 269 Bowes Road, New Southgate N11 1BD (London Borough Enfield).  Library, swimming pool and caretaker's flat with the: library and pool form distinct wings, the former running east-west, the latter north-south at the east end of the library.
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1381394.

http://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/centres/arnos-pool/.

Camberwell Public Baths Artichoke Place, Camberwell SE5 (London Borough Southwark).  Public baths dated to 1891. 

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1376535
https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/camberwell-leisure-centre/
Camberwell LC

Chelsea Sports Centre and Public Baths Chelsea Manor Street, Chelsea, SW3 (Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea).  Circa 1900. Public Baths.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1080716.  

http://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/kensington-and-chelsea/chelsea-sports-centre

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace Park, SE19 (London Borough Bromley).  Sports Centre and diving boards built 1960-4.  Was used for national championships, international events and, in 1969, to celebrate Swim England centenary.
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1031539.  

http://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/crystal-palace/crystal-palace-national-sports-centre

Dulwich Leisure Centre East Dulwich Road, Camberwell SE22 (London Borough Southwark).  Public baths and wash houses, converted to leisure centre  
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1385509
https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/dulwich-leisure-centre/

Ealing Village 52 Ealing Village, Ealing (London Borough Ealing).  Private art deco, private estate with its own private road and amenities that include a clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis court
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1249909
http://www.ealingvillage.com/

Fullwell Cross Library 140 High Street, Ilford (London Borough Redbridge).  The library and baths orientated towards a small rectangular civic square which is part of the scheme.
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1391938
http://www.vision-rcl.org.uk/

Golden Lane Estate Recreation Centre Goswell Road, City of London, EC1 (City of London Corporation).  Recreation centre, including baths and badminton court or gymnasium, with nursery and tenants' hall

https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1021950.   

http://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/centres/golden-lane-sport-fitness

Ironmonger Row Baths 1 Norman Street EC1V (London Borough Islington).  Public baths, wash-houses and swimming pools
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1391805
http://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/islington/ironmonger-row-baths

Kings Hall Leisure Centre 37-41 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney (London Borough Hackney).  Public swimming pool and baths which are now part of the leisure centre 
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1096051 
http://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/hackney/kings-hall-leisure-centre
Kings Hall LC

Marshall Street Baths Soho, Westminster, W1 (City of Westminster).  Public Baths built 1928-31
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1239704  
https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/marshall-street-leisure-centre/

Parliament Hill Fields Lido Gordon House Road, Hampstead, NW5 (London Borough Camden).  is internationally famous on Hampstead Heath with bathing ponds and the Parliament Hill Lido
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1113025  
https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/hampstead-heath/swimming/Pages/default.aspx

Penwortham School Penwortham Road, Wandsworth (London Borough Wandsworth).  School with associated school keeper’s house, handicraft block and temporary classroom/swimming pool.
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1393591

Poplar Baths East India Dock Road, Poplar E14 (London Borough Tower Hamlets). Former public baths, slipper baths and vapour baths. 
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1334939

http://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/tower-hamlets/poplar-baths-leisure-centre

The Porchester Centre Porchester Road, Queensway, Westminster, W2 (City of Westminster).  Public baths and wash-house built 1923-5 with baths, library and assembly rooms added in 1927-9
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1262987
https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/porchester-centre/
Porchester pool

1-218 Pullman Court Streatham Hill SW2 (London Borough Lambeth).  Ten ranges of flats arranged in three blocks, designed as a tight, single composition, with open-air swimming pool. 
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064939  

Richmond Baths Old Deer Park, Richmond TW9 (London Borough Richmond on Thames).  Public swimming pools and lido.
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1246189 

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/pools_on_the_park.

St Pancras Public Baths Prince of Wales Road, Hampstead NW5 (London Borough Camden). Public baths, swimming baths & launderette, formerly with wash house and public hall. 1898-1900 
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1139080
https://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/leisure/sport-and-physical-activity/sports-centres/kentish-town-sports-centre/

Seymour Leisure Centre Seymour Place, Lisson Grove, Marylebone (London Borough Westminster on Thames).  Public baths and laundry, now part of the leisure centre.
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1264003 
https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/seymour-leisure-centre/.

Schreiber House West Heath Road, Hampstead, (London Borough Camden).  Private detached house, and attached swimming pool.

https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1379179.  

Stillness Lodge Road, Bromley (London Borough Bromley).  Private house including terrace, steps and swimming pool.
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1096076.

Tottenham Public Baths Town Hall Approach, Tottenham N15 (London Borough Haringey).  Now community hall and public baths. 
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1079912.

Uxbridge Lido Park Road, Uxbridge UB8 (London Borough Hillingdon).  Swimming pool in 12-sided "star" formation. Now part of Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1323711
https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/18253/Hillingdon-Sports-and-Leisure-Complex.

York Hall Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green (London Borough Tower Hamlets).  Public hall, swimming pool and baths, formerly incorporating public wash-house and laundry.
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1078877
https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/tower-hamlets/york-hall-leisure-centre

York Hall LC


Listed pools no longer in use

Brentford Baths, Clifden Road, Brentford (London Borough Hounslow).  Victorian public baths, now part residential
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1334358

Cheshire Street Baths, Cheshire Street, Bethnal Green E2 (London Borough Tower Hamlets).  The first building erected under the Baths and Washhouses Acts of Queen Victoria and converted into flats and a boxing club in 1999
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1357782
Cheshire Street Baths

College Building City University, St John Street, Islington (London Borough Islington).  Built as the Northampton Institute in 1894-6, the wing directly north of the tower and the former swimming bath to the rear rebuilt in 1953-5.  Now serves as a study area for PhD students.
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1195739 
https://www.city.ac.uk/visit/campuses/northampton-square/college-building/the-pool.

Fulham Baths Entrance Block North End Road, Fulham SW6 (London Borough Hammersmith and Fulham). Entrance block to former baths
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1192468.

Groundwork Trust Offices Wells Way, Bermondsey SE5 (London Borough Southwark).  Public baths and wash house, later public library and sports club, now offices. 
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1386038

Haggerston Baths Whiston Road, Haggerston, E2 (London Borough Hackney).  Public baths, with swimming pool, men's and women's slipper baths, some removed, annexed laundry and chimney.  Hackney Council rubber stamped in 2017 a plan to refurbish and redevelop the Haggerston Baths building into shops, community spaces and offices
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1235838.

Hornsey Road Baths 260 Hornsey Road, Islington N7 (London Borough Islington).  Public baths and wash house dated 1892.  Now a theatre, performance space, media suite, a recording studio, dance studio and a cafe 
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1207574.

Laurie Grove Baths, Laurie Grove, Deptford SE14 (London Borough Lewisham).  Following the closure of the baths to the public, Goldsmiths University acquired the buildings in 1999 and converted them into studios and teaching rooms for students on the MFAs in Fine Art and curating
https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/education/educational-images/laurie-grove-baths-deptford-8307
Laurie Grove Baths

Manor Place Baths Manor Place, Bermondsey, SE17 (London Borough Southwark).  Baths, now storage depot and offices for the Borough
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1385689.

Old Swimming Baths Lady well Road, Lewisham (London Borough Lewisham).  Erected in 1884 and closed in the 1960’s when the Leisure Centre was opened.
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1391811

13-24 Park Square East Camden NW1 (London Borough Camden).  Princes Trust offices which incorporates at the rear a polygonal building in brick that Middlesex Hospital used for rheumatism treatment pool.
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1322054

The Wells and Camden Baths and Wash-houses Flask Walk, Hampstead NW3 (London Borough Camden).  Former baths and wash-houses
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1113009.

Wembley Arena Arena Square, Engineers Way, Wembley (London Borough Brent).  Formerly the Empire Pool built for the 1934 Empire Games and used for the 1948 Olympic Games.
https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1078877
Empire Pool Wembley v2