It’s officially autumn, despite the late burst of September sunshine, and autumn means three things for Charlton Lido swimmers: swimming in the dark on weeknight evenings (try it – I promise you it’s one of the very best things you can do in Charlton on a Monday night); the water temperature being noticeably higher than the air temperature making it easier to get in the pool and harder to get out; and – less positively – a reduction in pool opening hours.
Here’s how it’s looking for Autumn/Winter ’18:
Charlton Lido Winter Pool Timetable October 2018 to March 2019:
Charlton Lido & Lifestyle Club has announced pool opening hours for November through to February, and it’s good news for swimmers as the heated outdoor pool will remain open five days a week through the winter months. This will be the first winter’s swimming since the refurbished pool opened in 2012.
The pool opening hours from 1st November are as follows:
UPDATE OCTOBER 2ndThe times below have since been further amended, with the pool remaining open on Fridays, and closing on Thursdays; the cafe will also close on Tuesdays and Thursdays. See the lido website for details.
There’s a Customer Forum taking place at Charlton Lido on 16th September to discuss the opening hours and other issues, with the centre’s management. We’re told invites have gone out to Lido members by email, and that the event has been advertised in the reception area. This particular member didn’t receive the email, and a number of readers have reported the same, so – if you are a member – it may be worth checking that you haven’t opted out (or been opted out of) email communications from GLL.
If you can’t make the meeting, and would like to have a say, we suggest emailing email@example.com with your feedback in advance (and let us know what you think in the comments box below!).
Charlton Lido – South East London’s only heated, outdoor 50m pool – resumes weekday opening from today. The pool (and ‘sun terrace’ – from which the photo above was taken) has been open on weekends through March, while the new gym facilities opened in early February. The cafe is expected to open around Easter.
Current pool opening hours are:
Monday – Friday: 7am to 6pm
Weekends: 9am to 5pm.