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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 next Monday 18 July from 09:00 to 12:00 for a school gala

Pre-school lessons will go ahead as usual in the teaching pool. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.


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.

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

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

Advance warning of closures for school galas

Both pools will be closed on between 09:00 and 12:00 for school swimming galas on the following dates:
– Monday 18 June
– Friday 6 July
– Wednesday 11 July
– Monday 16 July

On these dates there will be one Aqua Aerobics class at 12:05.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Moon light Dip 22nd June is FULL

Our 22nd June Moonlight Dip is now FULL. We are sorry but we cannot take any more bookings. REMEMBER we do have one on Friday 24th August, Adults ONLY, and this is already booking.

Latest News

Summer Picnic Concert ticket update

Demand for tickets this year has been strong and The Stranglers, Average White Band, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, Illegal Eagles and Live on Mars have already SOLD OUT online!

However, there are still a very limited amount of tickets for Live On Mars on sale at the pool reception, while stocks last.

There are still about 100 tickets left for Canned Heat plus Doctor Feelgood, our last concert of this year’s season. These last tickets are only available online now.

Get these last few while you can.


Summer Crash Courses 2018 Now Booking

23 July to 31 August 2018 (weekdays)

All sessions take place on weekdays and last for 30 minutes. Below is our crash course timetable for the summer school holidays.

  • Week 1: 23-27 July
  • Week 2: 30 July-3 August
  • Week 3: 6-10 August
  • Week 4: 13-17 August
  • Week 5: 20-24 August
  • Week 6: 28-31 Aug (4 days – Stages 1-3 only am and pm)

See our Crash Course page for more details. Please call reception on 020 8255 1116 to check availability and to book your place.

Our Moonlight Dip on Friday 22 June is booking!!

Why not join us 22:00 to midnight on Friday 22 June? Tickets available from reception.

Or on 24 August for an Adult Only inflatable session!

The two hour session runs from 22:00 to midnight and costs £8.50 per adult and £4.25 per child, per session in advance (higher on the night). There is no family price.

Limited numbers so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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

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

Meditation classes on Thursdays

Would you like to relax, learn how to deal with stress and focus on your wellbeing with meditation? Then try the new Meditation Class at Hampton Pool – it’s the perfect way to find balance in your life with mindfulness exercises. It’s a gentle class, taught by our instructor Ellie Sheldrake. It can help to destress and calm the mind and is an ideal class for people who have never experienced mindfulness and meditation before.


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

Our next STA Level 2 Certificate Teaching Course is on 1/2, 8/9, and 15/16 September

Our next set of courses are on the dates below. If you would like a place please call 8255 1116 to book.

Course dates for 2018

Our next set of courses are on the following dates:

STA Level 2 Award Teaching Course weekends of 20/21 and 27/28 October.

Pool Emergency Procedures 7 July and 13 October.

STA Level 2 Certificate Teaching Course 1/2, 8/9 and 15/16 September.

NPLQ 25-30 June, 2-6, 9-13,16-20 and 23-27 July, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24 August and 22-26 October.

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

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.


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

Our next Moonlight Dip is

Friday 22 June 2018 - SOLD OUT!

Friday 27th July


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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