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St George's Pool


 221 The Highway, London, E1 9BP

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Tel: 0207 709 9714
Email: enquiries@gll.org
Web: www.gll.org
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Information logo  What is here
At this gym you can enjoy an accessible swim.
There are two pools - the smaller pool on the ground floor is the warmest.
The pools are accessible for wheelchair users - they both have a hoist.
There are always trained life guards watching the pools.

If you want you can have swimming lessons on your own or with a group.

You can do weight training here or have an aerobic work-out.

If you or your group would like to try one of these sports - contact the centre and ask for a taster session. A personal trainer can be there to support you.

If you like what you try and want to use the centre more you can get membership for a year.
To do this you need to book an induction with a personal trainer.
This means they help you work out what exercises are good for you to do.

If you live in Tower Hamlets the staff here can support you to fill in a leisure pass form to get cheaper prices.
All you need to bring is your ID and a passport photo.

You can hire the centre for parties and family gatherings.

St Georges Pool is a non-smoking area.
Opening hours logo  Opening hours
Sunday 8.00 pm - 6.30 pm
Monday Closed to the public
Tuesday 7.00 am - 10.00 pm
Wednesday 7.00 am - 10.00 pm
Thursday Closed to the public
Friday 7.00 am - 10.00 pm
Saturday 8.00 am - 6.30 pm
Swimming times for ladies only are Thursday lunchtimes (12.30 - 1.30 pm) or Friday evenings (7.00 pm - 8.30 pm).

(On Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday the latest time you can arrive for a swim is 9.00pm).
   Booking tickets
If you want to use the centre as a group its best to book a week before you go.
   Cost or concessions

If you go at a peak time (when they are very busy) it is more expensive.
 The peak times are...
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtimes (12.00 midday to 2.00 pm),
and evenings (5.00 pm to 10.00 pm).
Sunday mornings (8.00 am to 2.30 pm), and evenings (4.30 pm to 6.30 pm).

Off-peak times are cheaper because they are not so busy.
 Off-peak times are...
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings (7.00 am to 12.00 midday),
and afternoons (2.00 pm to 5.00 pm).
Saturday is off-peak all day
Sunday afternoons (2.30 pm to 4.30pm)

Here is an idea of the prices:

Swimming
If you have a leisure pass, are under 16 years old or are a senior citizen...
it costs 1.15 to swim at any time.

If you don't have a leisure pass...
It costs 2.75 to swim at peak time and 2.25 at off-peak time.

Gym
If you have a leisure pass it costs 1.80 to use the Gym at any time.

If you don't have a leisure pass...
it costs 4.80 to use the Gym at peak time and 3.90 at off-peak time.
 

 Getting there
Tobacco Dock is opposite St George's Pool.
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Parking logo  Parking
There are parking spaces at St George's pool.
2 accessible parking spaces are reserved for people with disabilities - they are outside the entrance.
Bus logo  Bus
100 and D3 are the nearest fully accessible buses.
Tube logo  Tube
(East London line) - Shadwell underground station is about 500 metres from St George's Pool.
The underground station is not accessible for wheelchair users.
 DLR
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Shadwell DLR station is about 480 metres from St George's Pool.
Shadwell DLR station is accessible for wheelchair users.
   British Rail
Limehouse mainline station is about 1150 metres from St George's Pool.
Limehouse mainline station is not accessible for wheelchair users.
Wheelchair access logo  Access from outside
The way through the main entrance is flat through automatic doors.
   Getting around inside
There are 2 main floors, the Ground floor and Floor 1.
The smallest doorway inside is 850 mm wide.

 Ground floor
There is a reception here and an accessible lift.
The door is about 900mm wide - it was being replaced on our visit.
You can buy drinks and snacks from the vending machines - a drink costs about 1.00.
The Ground floor has the smaller pool.
There is an accessible changing room, with an accessible toilet.
There are also Men's and Ladies changing rooms.

 Floor 1
This is where the main pool and the gym is.
There is a bigger accessible changing room here, with an accessible toilet.
There are also Men's and Ladies changing rooms.

 Changing rooms
There is an accessible changing room, and Men's and Ladies changing rooms on both floors.
The smallest width is the hallway in the male changing rooms - it is about 850mm wide.
The changing rooms are very new and have non-slip floors.
There is good colour contrast.

The accessible changing rooms have accessible toilets.
The accessible changing room has a shower with a fold-down seat and a baby-change.
The entry to the pool from the accessible changing room is about 860mm.
Wheelchair facilities logo  Accessible toilets
There are accessible toilets in the accessible changing rooms.
They are not locked. They do have hand rails.
   Support
The staff were really friendly and helpful on our visit.
There are always members of staff who have first aid training.
Registered assistance dogs are welcome.
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