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Hinksey Outdoor Pool

Lake Street | Off Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4RP, England
+44 844 893 3222
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The waiting time to get in was horrendous and then once we did get in they told us about the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sammieleigh83
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Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
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Pretty Overcrowded & Unpleasant Overall.

Im well aware of the situation at this pool in hot weather months-when its in most demand. There... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
lazenlondonuk
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London Uk
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
9 Jul 2017
“Great outdoor pool, tired in places but unique.”
19 Jun 2017
“Lovely Pool, but very slow to get in”
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Lake Street | Off Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4RP, England
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+44 844 893 3222
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waiting time to get in was horrendous and then once we did get in they told us about the ‘banding system’ they have going - which means you get 15mins in the pool and then have to get out and wait 45mins-1gour before you...More

1  Thank sammieleigh83
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Im well aware of the situation at this pool in hot weather months-when its in most demand. There are enormous lines to get in estimated waiting time about 1 to 1.5 hours on a hot Sunday. Apparently even if you are 'a member'. The 'customers'can...More

4  Thank lazenlondonuk
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Whether you are a lap swimmer or just want a splash around with the kids this is a beautiful outdoor pool, from my experience it always warm at 26-27c. Also there is a long season from early April to late September. Highly recommended, a real...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

A great location, and good for family outings and serious lane swimmers. Basic facilities - but all you need. A cafe and grassy area top it off. The heated water is a treat.

1  Thank WeekenderYork
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Lovely (and big!) outdoor pool, beach effect at one end to allow non swimmers to paddle, 33m across at the widest so lengths are possible when its quiet / early morning. Tired old changing cubicles and toilets, but its unique in that its a stones...More

Thank Ollie R
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Lovely swimming area, and lovely grass area too. I go for morning dips on the way to work, and when hot pop out at lunchtime. The latter however doesn't always work as the Q is often so long. Members (who pay a fair wrack) have...More

2  Thank simonjulian
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

It was a beautiful day so it was busy. Thankfully got in early otherwise there was a big queue. Have been previously for early morning swims and it's worth it as it is a decent pool. Would be good for a morning as a family...More

Thank StudentBum
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I would recommend anyone with young kids to go. It's warm and the shallow end has a really well designed sloping walk-in for toddlers. Freshly painted for 2017 I reckon and people seem to keep it clean and tidy. Good value for money although ticket...More

1  Thank JohnHellier
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

No doubt it is very hard to keep such a huge pool in a park surrounded by trees very clean! There was a bit of leaf debris on the bottom but a fabulous resource and big pool that seems to be open until the end...More

Thank Lesley-Ann M
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

visited yesterday afternoon. Spent 2 hours waiting to get in the pool due to the 'band system' - very ineffective had to entertain 6 girls who desperately wanted to get in the pool. Complained to manager whose respose was - well you shouldn't have spent...More

2  Thank Louise D
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