Charlton Lido: November pool hours announced and Swim Doctor returns

Charlton Lido at dawn

Today brought good news for Charlton Lido swimmers with the announcement that the current opening times will be extended through November. In previous years the timetable has been cut back in winter with the heated pool closed on some weekdays. The centre was one of the first to reopen after lockdown and has been busy since with swimmers taking the opportunity to exercise outdoors.

The pool opening times are:

  • Monday-Friday: 6.30am to 8.30pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Advanced booking is necessary, through the website or Better app.

Swim Doctor returns

We’ve also learnt that the centre’s popular Swim Doctor sessions will restart in November – a chance for adults to improve their swimming technique and fitness. Booking opens October 28th via the app or website, with the first sessions starting Tuesday 3rd November at 9:30am, then Friday 7am & Saturday 11am. Spaces will be limited and must be pre-booked.

In other lido news, the pool covers were recently replaced, which has – in this writer’s experience at least – improved the average water temperature, particularly in the mornings.


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Charlton House reopens for meetings, weddings and groups

Charlton HouseNews in from ROYAL GREENWICH HERITAGE TRUST as they start to reopen Charlton House to the public.

Royal Greenwich Heritage trust have been carefully monitoring the pandemic and rate of Covid-19 over the past six months. We are pleased to be able to announce that Charlton House has reopened to the public for pre-booked meetings, weddings, and groups.

To help ensure physical distancing and a safe, comfortable experience for our visitors and staff, we will be limiting the numbers of visitors to the house in line with government guidelines. 

These numbers are: 

  • up to 30 maximum for business meetings and legal gatherings
  • up to 15 maximum for weddings
  • up to 15 maximum for community and support groups

These numbers include RGHT staff and service operators and we will also be asking that all visitors to the house book their visit via telephone or email.

We have been preparing for weeks to safely reopen and are confident in the measures we’ve put in place for a safe reopening. We will continue to follow government guidelines, in addition to the following visitor guidelines to help keep you, our staff, and our community safe:

  • physical distancing reminders
  • hand sanitation stations
  • asking visitors and staff to wear a face covering whilst moving around the building
  • cleansing and sanitising protocols
  • introduction of a one way system

The safety of our visitors, staff and community is our top priority. To enquire about placing a meeting, wedding or group please email office@rght.org.uk or call 020 8856 3951.

We very much look forward to safely welcoming you back to Charlton House.


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Maryon Park Community Garden: ‘socially-distanced plant and jam sale’ this weekend

Maryon Park Community Garden

We’ve not had too many notices about real-life community events recently, what with one thing and another, so we’re very pleased to relay news of Maryon Park Community Gardens’ annual harvest event:

Instead of our usual ‘Urban Harvest Open Day’ event, this year there will be a ‘socially-distanced’ stall at the Community Garden Gates on Saturday 19th September, 1-4 pm.

The ‘Plant and Jam” sale will feature Aloe Vera, Geraniums, Salvias, Small Cacti, Damson and Wild Plum Jams. The stall will be set up at the garden’s double gates and pop-up shop.

All donations will go to the work of the Community Garden and Forest School.

How to find Maryon Park Community Garden

Access from the main park gates next to the park keeper’s lodge. Address: 126 Maryon Rd, London SE7 8DH.


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