170 East India Dock Road Poplar
Telephone: 020 3795 0599
Monday to Friday: 6:30am - 10pm
Weekends: 8am - 6pm
The new kid on the block (or the old kid whose had a makeover?), Poplar Baths has recently reopened as a Leisure Centre with a gym, cafe, sports hall and rooftop football pitch as well as the swimming bath itself.
There’s been a pool on the site since the 19th century, but the current listed building has been derelict for almost 30 years. The renovation has kept a number of the original features, although the swimming pool itself is (perhaps disappointingly) in a new wing. The high vaulted ceiling of the old ‘Bath’ itself is now the sports hall.
It’s managed by Better, so you can use the same membership as at other leisure centres around Tower Hamlets and around London. Click here for more information on facilities, membership and opening times.