This event repeats every week on Sunday until 31/03/19
Scotland’s weekly naked swim, Turkish and sauna
The last scheduled swim is on Sunday 31st March 2019
Scottish Outdoor Club is currently in discussions with the Arlington Baths Club to make this a monthly over 18s swim.
Glasgow Continental offers mixed naturist use of a 21m pool, Turkish suite, steam room, saunas and relaxation areas in a friendly, welcoming environment.
When & where?
Sundays 6pm to 9.30pm. If in doubt, phone before travelling.
Arlington Baths Club, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow, G3 6DT
0141 332 6021
Walk: Arlington Street off Woodlands Road is located in the Woodlands area of Glasgow, between St George's Cross, Charing Cross and The University of Glasgow.
Subway: The baths are a short walk from St George's Cross subway station. The Subway closes at 6.10pm on Sundays.
Cycle: The nearest Nextbike stations are at St George's Cross and University of Glasgow (East).
Bus: First Group 4/4A, 6/6A.
4/4A - alight in Woodlands Rd and walk along Arlington St.
6/6A -alight at St George's Cross and cut through Melrose St - Queen's Cres - Ashley St - Arlington St.
Car: There is metered parking adjacent to the baths. A new charge schedule was introduced in September 2018: 20p per 15 minutes up to one hour, then 40p per 15mins to a maximum of 3 hours. You can also use a RingGo app to pay for parking. Alternatively, free parking on Sundays in Woodlands Rd, Park Ave & Park Drive which are a five minute walk away.
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How much does it cost?
The entry price is £10 for adults over 25 years old, £7 for 18-25 and students over 18 (evidence of status required). Towel hire is included. Glasgow Continental is free to Arlington Baths Club members.
The lockers take 20p & £1 coins.
Who can attend?
Holders of the Glasgow Continental Card & members of The Scottish Outdoor Club (SOC).
Members of Arlington Baths Club can attend free.
Visitors, guests and newcomers to the swim are welcome. If you do not hold one of the cards above, you must bring photo ID and proof of address eg passport & utility bill; the EU photo-driving licence covers both.
After your first time, you will need to apply for a Glasgow Continental card for return visits (see below). This also applies to members of BN. The swim card is valid for the year April to March inclusive. Renewals due by April.
On your first visit, the Arlington Baths Club will ask you to complete a health declaration which will be retained by them.
Do I need to be naked?
There is an expectation that you will be nude when swimming. You can wear a towel in the other facilities, but again most people don’t.
Will there be other women there?
Yes! Many women attend the swim, either on their own or with friends or family. Just come along - you will receive a warm welcome.
What is the etiquette?
Shower before entering the pool and after using the hot rooms / sauna.
Towels are provided for drying and sitting/lying on.
To preserve others' privacy, phones and photography are not allowed.
Tea, coffee, hot chocolate & biscuits, Sunday newspapers and information about naturist events and holidays are available in the upstairs lounge (complimentary, but donations always welcome.) Members meet there for a blether and to catch up on the latest news.
The building is locked at 9.30pm, so please aim to leave by 9.15pm.
I like Glasgow Continental, how can I start coming regularly?
Next time you come, bring your ID and one passport-style photograph 15 minutes before the swim starts and you can apply for the Glasgow Continental Card. The card runs April to March and costs £5 per year for adults over 25, £2 for 18-25, and full-time students over 18 (proof of age/student status required).
FT students & U26 may gain entry to the swim for £7 each time for the first two months of their membership.
What other facilities are available?
Clothed use of the gym (you will need an induction first by the baths staff.)
Naked Yoga - beginners' and improvers' classes (booking required, additional fee.)