Ali’s top five…places to swim

So good for our wellbeing and our general health, we are so lucky to have so many unique and different places to swim near our apartments.

Shepperton Open Water Swim

For the intrepid outdoor swimmer, this venue is special. This family run lake is beautiful and really well run. You’ll need an induction first, but this is only a few minutes of your time and well worth an amazing hour session swimming in some of the loveliest water locally. Bookings essential.


Richmond Pools on the park

Indoor and outdoor pools, a new health suite coming and just a hop skip and a jump from our apartments. The best of all worlds.


Hampton heated open air pool.

If you’re looking for exercise in a unique place, this is it. Swimming all year round in a heated pool is a wonderful experience, but this place has much more than just swimming potential. A great rooftop café selling bacon butties and steaming coffee, concerts in the summer from famous names such as ABC, Joan Armatrading, Lulu and The Stranglers, poolside barbecues and even private hire. This is one of London’s best kept secrets.


Lampton Leisure facility

Just up the road in Isleworth is the Lampton Leisure facility. Two swimming pools, large gym, café and health suite along with floodlight outdoor courts and indoor cycling. All that plus its right next to the library so you can improve body and mind in one place.

Teddington pool

Teddington pool is nestled in the heart of this lovely little town just a short drive from The Barons. Lovely pool with a good swing park next door and a well equipped gym. Combine your swim and workout with a coffee and snack in one of Teddington’s many coffee shops and restaurants.



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The Arlington

The Arlington Suite is a VIP haven and features a large and elegant lounge with original features and fireplace. The picture windows offer treetop views that make it hard to believe you are only a short journey away from central London.

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Hill View Loft

Hill View Loft has the wow factor. A studio loft apartment with a roof terrace for al fresco dining, it offers amazing views over St Margarets and leafy West London to historic Richmond Hill.

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White Hart House

White Hart House is a spectacular first floor apartment with a spacious roof terrace for entertaining. A large dining room and work space link with the open plan kitchen and then lead to the fabulous roof terrace.