Built on the site of a 1920s lido and located on the southern edge of Highbury Fields, Highbury Pool and Leisure Centre proves as popular as ever and as a result the 25 metre pool is usually packed during peak times. That said, swimming here is generally a pleasure especially if you go either early in the morning or later at night – it’s open till 10pm six nights a week . There's a small but well equipped gym as well as sauna and steam room. A good range of swimming lessons for all ages are available to book.
Highbury Pool and Leisure Centre
|Venue name:||Highbury Pool and Leisure Centre||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||Open Mon-Fri 6.30am-10pm, Sat 7.30am-7.30pm, Sun 7.30am-10pm.|
|Transport:||Tube: Highbury & Islington|
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Horrible staff, overpriced if you use the sauna (£16, and it's out of service many times), dirty... Such a shame, as it could be a great space.
This is exactly why myself and two friends left the gym. Tuesdays cater for woman only, reason for the discrimination is that it pursues a legitimate aim in providing a space for oppressed muslim woman....and I will treat this argument with the contempt it deserves. But the staff! the staff is legendary BAD. Bad attitude, bad manners, bad customer service, unfriendly and patronising with the mindset of a factory conveyer belt operator. I have been a member for 7 years and the only time i accidentally left my membership card at home was made to turn back to go get it...while they could simply have checked it up on their computer. When I complained about it , that was it. I was "marked" by all staff from the next day onwards as a complainer. This ia an organisation that is rotten from the janitor to the manager.
Livid! Make sure not to visit on Sexist Tuesdays! The nerve of the staff to tell me that I'm not allowed to use any of the facilities on account of my sex -- this shit should be as illegal as only providing a women's bathroom. Also, make sure you schedule your diary around Whites-Only Wednesdays and Wheelchair-Free Fridays!