So REM were wrong, Night Swimming does not deserve a quiet night, in fact it’s very much in need of a slightly raucous crowd enjoying a moonlit dip, preferably with inflatables, in the mid-summer. At least, that’s what the folks over at Hampton Pool reckon.
If you fancy throwing on the arm bands and basking under the moonrays step forward, this South West London pool have come up with a genius idea, midnight swimming.
Hampton Pool is a 36 metre ‘hidden secret’ of a pool next to Bushy Park and was (albeit slightly tangentially) referred to by the Sunday Times as one of ‘Britain’s coolest, biggest, hippest, greenest pools’, and although they’ve dropped the ‘greenest’ that’s probably good news because it’s heated.
I’m not sure about you, but I do NOT go in the sea in the UK. Childhood holidays to Cornwall have left me mentally scarred and now it’s got to be at least Eastern Med warm, preferably Caribbean. So handy that Hampton Pool is heated, all year round, to a balmy 28 degrees.
The pool party kicks off at 10pm on Friday 22nd June (it’s a monthly event but they’re taking May off), but it’ll fill up quickly so best get booking. And on Friday 24th August there’s an ‘adult only’ inflatable session to look forward to.
Hampton Pool: Book by calling 020 8255 1116, High Street, Hampton, TW12 2ST