The main hall at Seymour used to house one of the most attractive swimming pools in London which measured, bizarrely, 44 yards. Now a floor seems destined to cover it permanently, giving over the space to racquet sports and five-a-side football. Swimmers are still catered for in a bright but narrow 30-metre pool that's also used for sub-aqua. There's a large gym here, an extensive programme of classes, a physio practice and a beauty salon in the basement. Good value considering its location.
Seymour Leisure Centre
|Venue name:||Seymour Leisure Centre||Contact:|
|Transport:||Tube: Edgware Rd|
Average User Rating
1 / 5
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- 1 star:3
Locker room and mens toilets are absolutely disgusting and genuinely look like they have not been cleaned in months. Main reason for one star review is that they let Roma Gypsies and homeless people pay one pound to use the shower facilities. This is absolutely disgusting and unacceptable, I don't want to pay upwards of 50 quid a month to use a basic gym while having to put up with the ridiculously P.C. council allowing this to go on.
The state of the gents toilet on any given weekday evening best sums up why you would be crazy to join this leisure centre. I made the mistake of taking on a years annual membership and have regretted it ever since. The major problem appears to be a high turnover of poorly trained staff and managers who run and hide at the first sign of trouble. Despite having recently invested in new gym equipment the weight section is a shambles and appears to be dominated by 16 year olds with very little experience of using a gym before. The spa which I paid extra for defies believe in that the sauna and steam room appear to take it in terms to break down and the towel system never works so one is never sure whether to take towels or not. The mould in the showers there is grim. Overall it is a great pity because with good management and properly trained staff the whole complex could be really successful given its location and size.
I'm sad to say these problems of hygiene persist. In addition to the issues mentioned in other reviews Lifeguards don't enforce the regulation about showering before entering the pool, the toilet is frequently blocked and people are allowed to swim wearing normal underwear as opposed to swimming costume. I go out of convenience as it's so close to where I live. A positive development is the monthly market which is held in the sports hall. Lovely atmosphere.