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Highbury Pool

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Open Now: 06:30 - 22:00
Open today: 06:30 - 22:00
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Refurbishment Inadequate for Islington Needs

Despite the takeover of Better I have not seen much improvement other than the odd cosmetic touch... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
London, United Kingdom
Good pool, bad service and changing rooms

What's good: nice location nestled in Highbury Fields near to lots of transport options. It's got a... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2012
London, United Kingdom
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10 Sep 2017
“Refurbishment Inadequate for Islington Needs”
27 Aug 2017
“Appalling staff on reception”
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Highbury Crescent, London N5 1RR, England
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Despite the takeover of Better I have not seen much improvement other than the odd cosmetic touch. The current works will marginally improve things for gym/class goers but not sufficiently to cope with the number of local residents who frequent the place. Swimmers will continue...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank BetsyBlu
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Since "Better" took over the building may look better but the staff on reception have taken a definite downward turn. They are ignorant, rude jobsworths. Britannia Leisure Centre has fewer frills, but the staff are inviting and friendly

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank TBMCM
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Since Better took over this centre things have definitely improved. They have built a new entrance/reception, updated the pool area and are currently building a new gym extension. They have yet to do anything to the changing rooms but hopefully soon as they are in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Heard on leaving the pool one day: elderly swimmer talking to lifeguard - "do you swim?". Answer : No. Make of that what you will

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank shoogslondon
Reviewed 3 November 2014

If you aren't bothered about mod cons and fancy gyms like me, a relaxing dip in the local Highbury Pool is perfection. Avoid school periods and any time after 5:30 and you'll have peace and quiet.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank J W
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Well equipped, very good value and clean. Why pay through the nose for Fitness Fist when you have this at you front door.

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank Anika C
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Degraded gym machines in need of repair, pool lanes always overcrowded even in the morning, terrible changing rooms

Date of experience: January 2014
3  Thank PrivateWitt
Reviewed 29 August 2012

What's good: nice location nestled in Highbury Fields near to lots of transport options. It's got a gym, a sauna, a training pool and a 25m pool. What's bad: It can get overcrowded (choose your time carefully, late at night 9pm plus is good), the...More

Date of experience: August 2012
7  Thank amyreist
Reviewed 21 May 2012 via mobile

I take my son here for swimming lessons every Friday and have to say the instructors are excellent. The changing rooms are clean and the staff are attentive. The small pool may need to be resurfaced at some point but overall a good place.

1  Thank aprinkibas
Reviewed 2 May 2012 via mobile

I love this pool. Clean accessible easy to use. The sauna is ace, but can be a bit crowded. Everything is normally quite clean and your possessions are secure.

2  Thank adamski122
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