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Enjoyable swim

Good facilities, pool staff, shame slides not open this morn. Changing rooms and showers great... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Treats999
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London, United Kingdom
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Parking terrible, cafe needs new menu

I've been coming to Littledown for some years, I'm a member and attend classes, gym and swimming... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Ilaria Michella C
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Set in 47 acres of parkland, Littledown has some of the finest leisure, swimming, football and gym facilities in the country. Accredited by quality scheme QUEST and Sport England, Littledown is ranked among the top performing leisure centres in the...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a state this bar is in, went today for lunch, table sticky with spilled drinks. Window next to us full of flys, feels like there is no cleaning done in this pub. Come on management you had 3 staff members standing around they should...More

Thank Jacky E
BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. A basic level of hygiene is expected at all times. I apologise that when you visited, you felt this was not met. Please be assured that this will be addressed and I would hope you will visit us again soon...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Took my daughter here today, we normally go to pelhams but travelled further for the slides. I was told we were not allowed to ride them because I was wearing a rash vest. I went and spoke to the manager and she agreed that she...More

1  Thank bhomer84
BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, and we are sorry to read of your experience. We will be refurbishing the poolside changing rooms later this year with new showers, vanity areas, flooring and improvements to the lockers – so you will definitely see a difference should...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Good facilities, pool staff, shame slides not open this morn. Changing rooms and showers great, hairdryers handy. Would return .More

Thank Treats999
BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to Littledown Centre. The slides are open at set times, if you would like to check before your next visit, you can do so on the swim section of our website. R. Flower,...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We often visit the cafe here and despite the queues at busy times, the quality and selection is always excellent. Service is speedy once your order is placed. Coffee is of consistent good quality.

Thank Timmy36
BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review, we are really glad to hear your comments about the quality, selection and service in the café here at Littledown. We hope to see you again soon. R. Flower, Operations Manager

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the littledown center last Saturday morning and could not believe how filthy the bar terrace and seating in cafe terrace end was , the terrace looked like it hadn’t been swept for weeks cigarette butts Strewn all over the place , and the...More

Thank davemoore19
BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you for your comments and we are sorry to read about your experience. We agree that what you have described is not acceptable and will speak with the housekeeping team and operations teams to ensure this doesn't happen again. If it's not up to...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

After recently returning from a holiday in Thailand, and experiencing snorkeling, we decided to come back and sign up for swimming lessons, having signed up for more than 2 months now, just wanted to say, the teachers here are fantastic, very patient, they're small classes...More

Thank Marc B
BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for your fantastic feedback on the swimming lessons at Littledown we’re really glad you are enjoying them and benefitting from the expertise of our instructors and the small class sizes. R Flower, Operations Manager

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I've been coming to Littledown for some years, I'm a member and attend classes, gym and swimming. Positives; lots of facilities and classes, class availability not great, should been in a week advance. Pool good, a lot of my friends think is very dirty, how...More

1  Thank Ilaria Michella C
BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for your review, and for being a valued member. I will be sharing all of your feedback with the team and would like the opportunity to speak with you. If you’d be happy for me to get in touch, please can you email...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

I have been a member for a few years now. If full I was told I could park on the other side, which is what I did. I was not over my 3 hours and there is a notice saying up to 3 hours. So...More

Thank Newera47
BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for being a longstanding member with us and we are sorry to read about your experience. So we can look into this, please email me at Richard.flower@bhlive.org.uk with the details of your visit including where you parked. If you can also please give...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is an annual event and each year the fireworks get more and more impressive and well worth the entry fee. As well as plenty of food outlets there is also quite a large fun fair with sone excellent rides although definitely avoid the ghost...More

Thank A1n2thony
BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for coming to see the fireworks – we are so pleased you think Littledown is a great venue for this event. We are also pleased you think it is good value for money and will pass your comments onto the organisers. R. Flower,...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

I've been a member of The Littledown for years. The standard of cleanliness has been getting worse and worse. You used to occasionally see a cleaner in the ladies swim changing rooms, but it's probably over a year since I saw one. The stretch-down area...More

1  Thank holidayswoop
BHLive, Manager at Littledown Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for your review, although I was very sorry to read your comments. I will be sharing all of your feedback with the team and would like the opportunity to speak with you too to chat through your concerns. If you’d be happy for...More

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