One Aldwych Hotel – 1 Aldwych WC2
The chlorine free pool is tucked inside the health club at One Aldwych hotel.
Some of you might know One Aldwych through business or as a guest. Others of you might know it through Michelin chef Atxa’s Eneko Basque restaurant or the hotel’s famous afternoon tea.
If you don’t know it One Aldwych is a luxury boutique five star hotel and a protected Edwardian building in the heart of Covent Garden.
Directions & Nearest Tube
The hotel, One Aldwych, is located where the Strand meets the Aldwych directly opposite Waterloo bridge. The hotel is 4 minutes walk from Temple station and 8 minutes walk from Covent Garden and Holborn. It is also close to Embankment and Charing Cross stations. See map below.
Membership Not Required
You don’t need to be a member to take lessons here.
If you are looking for somewhere to practice ask us about our Sunday practices passes where you may hire a lane at our other pool in the City (near Bank/Liverpool Street tubes).
Mornings – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 0815-1200
Evenings – Monday to Thursday 1800-2100.
What We Do Here
Individual lessons and last minute lessons. This pool is a little deeper than our city venue which is around 1.5m. It is still standing depth (just, for most people), but if you are new to swimming you may want to have a look at our other venues all of which are a comfortable standing depth (1.2m).
- Unique chlorine free swimming pool
- Tranquil, discreet and uncrowded
- Warm – average temperature 29 degrees
- “the best urban pool” The Independent
When you arrive at the hotel just ask the Concierge to direct you to the health club.
Otherwise, to the right and behind the Concierge desk is a door (it may not be immediately obvious as it is hidden by the desk and a pillar) leading to the lifts and stairs.
Take the stairs down one flight and turn to your right following the signs for the Health Club Reception.
At the health club reception let them know that you have a lesson with Immerse. They will provide you with a towel and direct you to the changing rooms.
The lockers use a fancy keypad system. To set your pin and lock, hit “c”, then your four-digit pin followed by the lock key. To unlock enter the same as to lock i.e. “c” then your four-digit pin and the lock key.
What To Bring
- Swimsuit (one-piece swimsuit preferred for women)
- Flip flops (optional but recommended to avoid slips)
The changing rooms have all the usual facilities including hairdryers.
One Aldwych Spa Treatments
If you’ve got a little time after your lesson why not treat yourself to a luxurious treatment at The Health Club? We’re big fans of their Wellbeing Massage!