London Royal Docks Summer open water swimming – opening times

Over winter we require swimmers to book in advance please follow this link & scroll down to ‘bookings’

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Closed Closed Closed 17:00–20:00 6:00–9:00 Closed 8:00–11:00

For sessions that begin before or after sunrise/sunset, please ensure you have a tow float to swim with, and we may give you a small LED light to put inside it for the duration of the session. Tow floats can be purchased on site.

Please also note that we will be slowly reducing the size of swimming routes as the temperature drops. This is to ensure we can always get to you as quickly and safely as possible should there be an emergency.


Where to swim:
You need to head toward the Emirate Sky line and The Crystal building. Once there walk alone the Victoria Dock towards the Oiler bar and Wake up Docklands. You will see a pontoon with a Blue and White Boat – this is where you will enter and Exit the water.

We have a great selection of open water products to purchase and staff on hand to discuss what you need, why and how to use.


Pay as you go – £10 per swim (winter rate) pay as you go


Winter Membership available via our swimming club: www.thelondonswimmingclub.co.uk with large discounts on swims through winter