Reopening of the London Aquatics Centre April 2021

The news you have all been waiting for....

The London Aquatics Centre will be opening our doors for the third time on the 12th of April 2021 and we plan on staying open!! 

We have some important information relating to our reopening in April so please keep on reading to ensure you are up to date! 

As we prepare to reopen our doors on the 12th of April we have had to make some changes to our programme as we will be welcoming the British Swimming Championships & Olympic Qualifying Event where the best of the best compete for their spot at the Tokyo Olympics. 

Please make note of the areas and acitivities that will be open for the period of 12th-18th of April.

12th of April 

50m Competition pool for fitness swim only

Gym only


13th - 18th of April  

gym ONLY (all pools closed)


19th of April onwards 

full venue reopening

50m competition pool

Swim for all 

Childrens swimming and diving lessons


We understand this must be frustrating for all of our frequent and new swimmers, however this is a prestigeous event, part of the British Swimming calendar and this event had been scheduled in prior to the reopening dates. 

 What does this mean for your membership?

Health & Fitness members (access to gym and swim) will have their membership restarted as normal from the 12th of April

Swim only membership restart will be delayed until the 19th of April

Swim only members will be able to get free access to the booking slots on the 12th of April. Non members and Pay As You Go members will be charged the normal fee

Need to know before you arrive

Prior to the last lockdown the venue continued with Covid protocols and guidance from the governement and Swim England. As we reopen we will continue operating the same way, including, double width lanes, arrive on to the venue pool ready, a full list will be listed below.  Bookings will be required prior to visiting through the website or downloading the BetterUk app, assistance is available if needed at the venue. 


  • Prebook your activity prior to visiting the venue
  • Arrive pool ready and or gym ready
  • There will be no changing facilities available for gym users
  • Cubicles will be available for after swimming
  • Access will be 10 minutes before your booking slot and 5 minutes after
  • Sessions are for 60 minutes which includes entry and exit to the venue
  • Hairdryers will be available for after swimming
  • Lockers will not be in use 

We hope you are as excited as we are to reopen our doors to all our existing members, customers and staff as well as welcoming many many new ones! 

Further information will be available shortly on our website and social channels.


Thank you and see you all soon.

London Aquatics Centre