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Hampton Pool - 365 days of outdoor swimming in heated water High Street, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2ST
t: 020 8255 1116

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Opening Times


Both pools are closed at all other times.

Click here to see the whole week's timetable

See ‘Notices Affecting Opening Times’ below for any breaking information that may be affecting today’s pool opening times.

Advance notice of closure for school swimming gala

Both pools will be closed between 13:00 and 15:45 on Friday 13 September.

Thank you for your cooperation and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Pool closure for school swimming lessons

From Tuesday 10 September through to Thursday 17 October, both pools will be closed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 09:00 and 11:15.

Changing rooms need to be cleared by 09:05 in order to allow the schools onto site.

All children under 8 MUST be accompanied by an adult IN THE WATER (within easy reach) at all times. No more than two under 8s to each adult.

Weak and non-swimmers must stay in the shallow end with an adult and not go past the point marked on poolside. We highly recommend weak and non-swimmers wear approved buoyancy devices.

Read the full Rules & Regulations here...

In and around the swimming pools:

  • All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult in the water (at arm’s length) at all times. No more than two under 8s to each adult.
  • Weak and non-swimmers must stay in the shallow end with an adult and not go past the point marked on poolside. We highly recommend weak and non-swimmers wear approved buoyancy devices.
  • No lane/edge crawling (weak and non-swimmers using a lane or the wall to make their way into the deeper area of the pool).
  • Appropriate swimwear must be worn and babies must wear swim nappies.
  • No T-shirts, mermaid fins or other articles of clothing that may restrict movement (exceptions will be made for those with a medical condition or whose religious beliefs require them to cover more of their body).
  • Weak and non-swimmers, or anyone dependent on a floatation device, can go beyond the shallow end (as marked on poolside).
  • No diving from anywhere other than the deep end (as indicated).
  • No backward diving from the poolside.
  • No hanging on the lane ropes.
  • No bombing; No ducking; No somersaults; No going on shoulders; No gymnastics; No acrobatics.
  • No running and diving or running and jumping.
  • No boisterous behaviour; No swearing; No bullying; No pushing or throwing others into the pool; No ‘playing dead’.
  • No petting.
  • No eating, drinking or chewing gum in the pool.
  • No snorkels or masks (competitive swimmers may use a training snorkel at the discretion of the management/lifeguard when lane swimming).
  • No underwater swimming or hyperventilation
  • Flippers in lane swimming are ONLY ALLOWED AT QUIET TIMES (Flippers/fins and hand paddles can only be used with the permission of the lifeguard during lane swimming sessions; No flippers/fins in the general swim area.)
  • Slides can only be used when there is a Lifeguard designated to supervise that specific area. Feet first only down the slides.

Within Hampton Pool grounds:

  • Do not bring any glass or breakable containers on site.
  • No photography without the permission of the manager.
  • No smoking, including e-cigarettes, anywhere on site.
  • No playing of amplified music or making noise that the management deem inappropriate.
  • Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not allowed to use the facility.


Gym & Fitness Studio


Click here to see the whole week’s
Gym & Fitness Studio class timetable

New time for Sunrise Yoga

Join Ellie on Friday mornings for sunrise yoga class at the new time of 06:30 to 07:30. Om shanti shanti shanti.

Our water is warm
all year around

Welcome to the heated water of our open air pools. Hampton Pool, known as “South West London’s best kept secret” is situated next to Royal Bushy Park. Our main pool is 36 metres long and we also have a learner pool dedicated to children and their parents.

The Sunday Times described us as “one of Britain’s coolest, biggest, hippest pools”.

The water in our pools is heated throughout the year. We provide for the community 365 days of outdoor swimming, yes, you can even have a swim on Christmas Day! more...

Our pools are monitored by a team of professional lifeguards, providing a safe environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

The main pool is split in half at all times to allow for lane swimming on one side and family swimming and fun on the other.

Spend a day with us swimming and lazing in the sunshine, remember it’s cheaper and warmer than a family trip to the seaside. Customers even tell us that a day at Hampton Pool is like being on holiday!

We also offer limited free parking.

We'd love to hear what you think. Please click here to fill in our online customer survey. Thank you

If you would like to make a compliment, complaint or simply comment on our service then please complete this online form and we will get in touch with you. Thank you.

We'd love to hear what you think. Please click here to fill in our online comment form. Thank you

Notices Affecting Opening Times

Trainee Teacher Weekends 14/15 and 21/22 September

Children and some adults needed for FREE classes run by our Trainee Teachers. Saturday and Sunday 14/15 September and Saturday and Sunday 21/22 September. Time 14:00-16:00 children 10-20 metre swimmers and adults 25 metres plus. Call 8255 1116 to book.

Christmas Day - Don't forget to book your Early Bird Swims! We have a NEW Session as well!

Join us for an early bird Christmas Day swim. We have added an extra early swim for those woken by excited children!!

05:45, 06:15, 06:45 and 07:15

Or a lunchtime swim 12:00 - 13:00

Call us on 8255 1116 to book. All sessions are limited.
NO booking is needed for general swimming between 08:00 and 12:00

Boxing Day Early Bird Swim - numbers limited

Book your Boxing Day Early Bird Swim 06:55 - 07:55

Call us on 8255 1116, or ask at reception, to book your place as numbers are limited. No booking is required for general swimming 08:00 - 14:00.

New Year's Day 2020 later Swim

This New Year we are having a later swim instead of an Early Bird swim. Call on 8255 1116 or ask at reception to book yours from 14:00 - 15:00. Spaces are limited.

Autumn Term Swimming Lessons 2 September 2019

Group swimming lessons start, Monday 2 September.
Please note that the Learner Pool will be closed between 16:00 and 18:00 Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 16:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Learner Pool will also be closed on Saturday mornings until 12 midday for lessons. Thank you.

A note for your diaries!

From Tuesday 1 October our Winter evening swim will return 19:00 - 20:00! We look forward to seeing you then.

Latest News

OUR Moonlight Dip – 13th September is now FULL

Our Friday 13th September Moonlight Dip is now FULL.

Please see below the dates for the next 5 swims and book at reception or by giving us a call on 020 8255 1116.


Exciting News we have our Winter Moonlight Dip dates and one for the Spring!

It's time to book your winter swims, don't forget numbers are limited:

Friday 1 November

Friday 29 November

Friday 20 December

Friday 27 December

Friday 10 April 2020!

Advanced booking is necessary. Ask at reception or call 020 8255 1116.

Book fitness classes on our new phone app

• Book classes in advance
• Check upcoming classes
• Check previous class attendance

Booking app screens

Click here for instructions on how to download
and use the app

We are recruiting!

We are looking for a Full Time Lifeguard. Click here for further information.

Learn2 online swimming lesson portal

We are now using a system called ‘Learn2’, which allows swimming lessons to be delivered more effectively through electronic registration and assessment procedures. As part of this new IT system, our Swim Instructors are now using tablets on poolside to record attendance and also update your children’s progress. Read more here...

If you have already registerred, you can access the Learn2 Lesson Portal here to get started!

Click here to access the Learn2 Lesson Portal

Please call 020 8255 1116 if you need assistance with the Learn2 online portal

Would you like to see improvements to the pool buildings?

If you would like to know more about Hampton Pool Trust's development plans, the answers to some frequently asked questions, and the opportunity to join the Trust, please go to the development area of their website.

Hampton Pool Planning Application

If you would like to know more about Hampton Pool Trust's development plans and the answers to some frequently asked questions, please go to the development area of their website.

The planning application for development of the pool buildings is now in. If you want to make any comments, positive or negative, go to the London Borough of Richmond Planning application number: 16/3434/FUL on their website.

Alternatively go to the Hampton Pool Trust website and click on the link to the planning page.

Thank you for your interest and support of the development plan.

Hampton Pool Trust public consultation for building development plans

On 18 and 19 July from 15:00 to 20:00, Hampton Pool Trust hosted a public consultation at Hampton Pool about the proposed development of the facility to ensure the future of Hampton Pool for the next 25 years.

If you would like to support our plans and ensure open air swimming and healthy activity for our community, you can either make a donation directly to our My Donate page or contact the Trust by 

with your suggestions.

Thank you.

Click here to read more about the building development plans.

Training Courses

Course dates for 2019

Our next set of courses are on the following dates:

28 October - 1 December 2019.

Please call 020 8255 1116 to book your place on any of these courses.

STA Award
12/13, 19/20 and 21 October 2019.
The STA Award course is for 16 and above and costs £350.00. This course now includes the pool rescue and child protection element of the qualification.

Please call 020 8255 1116 to book your place on any of these courses.

STA Pool Safety Course Sunday 10 November

Our next Pool Safety Award will be on Sunday 10 November. A one day course £120. Please call 8255 1116 to book.

Special Notices

Storm closure procedures

In the event of thunder storms we will have to ask you to leave the water immediately. An 'all clear' to re-enter the water will be given once there has been a 20 minute lapse between thunder rolls.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for lost swimming time.


Click here for jobs at Hampton Pool

find out more about Hampton Pool Trust, the charity securing the future of Hampton Pool

Our next Moonlight Dip is

Friday 13 September

Friday 29 November

Friday 1 November

Friday 20 December

Friday 27 December

Click here for more details

Chair hoist gives access to the pool for all

Chair hoist gives access to the pool for all


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