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At first glance, London might not look like a swimmer’s dream - but take a closer look and you’ll realise this city was built for splashing. Whether you want to paddle al-fresco on a sunny day or need some classes to practise your butterfly, there’s a pool for every occasion in the capital.
Some are hidden in grand old listed buildings, while others have on-site spas for a spot of relaxation. Sensitive swimmers will find one with 32 degree water, while brave divers should brace themselves for the selection of chilly unheated pools.
It’s different strokes for different folks - and you’ll find the best of them here, in our list of top swimming pools in London.
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