The only naked swim in the world with travelling rings and trapeze over the pool
The Sunday Swim offers mixed naturist use of a 21m pool, Turkish suite, steam room, saunas and relaxation areas in a friendly, welcoming environment.
Update: 20 August 2021
COVID restrictions mean that entry is by pre-booked ticket only.
These are only available to current 'The Sunday Swim' members, and are released once a week.
We have started accepting new applications for membership again. If you would like to join the swim, please contact us using the contact form on The Sunday Swim website, and we'll add you to the waiting list (currently about three-four weeks).
When & where?
Sundays 6.00pm to 9.30pm. If in doubt, phone before travelling.
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 Crescent - 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 the 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.
Please note that delays are expected on the M8 approach to Charing Cross for the next four years while remedial repairs are made to the Woodside flyover.
The entry price is £10 for adults over 25 years old, £7 for 18-25 and students over 18 (evidence of status required) by PayPal through your membermojo account. Towel & sauna sheet hire is included. The Sunday Swim is free to Arlington Baths Club members.
Visitors, guests and newcomers to the swim are welcome, but must contact us in advance. It's unlikely that we would be able to accept you at less than two weeks' notice. 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.
At your first visit, you will need to complete a health form for The Arlington Baths Club, which will be retained by them, and a registration form for The Sunday Swim. We expect you to purchase a swim card on your return visit. This also applies to members of BN. The swim card is valid for the year April to March inclusive. Renewals due by April.
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. Towels/sheets must be worn when walking in corridors, the public rooms downstairs and upstairs.
Will there be other women there?
Many women attend the swim, either on their own or with a partner or friends. Just come along - you'll 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 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 The Sunday Swim. 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 a swim card. The card runs for 12 months from the date of joining and costs £10 per year for adults over 25, £5 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.)