Seymour Leisure Centre

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Seymour Leisure Centre

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.


Venue name: Seymour Leisure Centre
Address: Seymour Place
Transport: Tube: Edgware Rd
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2.3 / 5

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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.

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Seymour Leisure centre is in a beautiful old building. Its perfect for the gym if you're on a budget, and amazing to find something like this in an area dominated with foreign billionaires. Not fancy but lovely staff who are constantly doing refurbishments. Wonderful that buildings like this still exist and havent been turned into flats. 

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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.

I find it actually quite agreeable - polite and friendly staff, good facilities, good value and not unduly dirty - despite other comments to the contrary

 Appalling state of facilities. The shower stalls are all mouldy and filthy! I stupidly signed up online and having seen the state of the place requested a refund. Have been waiting fort it for over a month now and am still being told that it's going to take another 2 weeks to get it! Pathetic excuse for a gym and terrible customer service, nobody wants to take responsibility for anything. With the fees so high and the place so filthy I'm surprised they have any customers at all. Would give them a minus 5 start rating if I could!

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Contrary to other reviews, I don't find the cleanliness of the place to be that repelling, although I'm not a maniac of spotlessness so maybe I'm not the best to comment on that.

However I do find the swimming pool to be great because it is quite cheap (I pay only £2.15 a session with my Westminster City Save card, freely available if you live in the area) and also quite empty when you go late evenings like I do. It's quite a treat to be the only one swimming in a pool lane in London!

I also like the fact that the ceiling lets in some natural light from outside so I don't feel enclosed like other pools I've tried. All in all I really like the pool, but can't comment on other activities (and there are lots, by the way).

Concerning the staff I have mixed feelings: some are really friendly and some are not at all. If you're lucky you might get a smile :)

(One star only because No Star is not allowed) OK facilities are there but staff and management leaves a lot to be desired. Hygiene not one of this sports centre fortes.
Been Attending Seymour LC regularly for over 22 years but it has got a lot worst in the last 7-8 years. Very  unprofessional, rude and arrogant management. If by chance something breaks down rest assured that it will be fixed within a year (yes it was meant as a sarcasm). Staff and management is uninterested in managing and fixing problems. The only thing they are concerned is closing the centre and leaving as early as possible.