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GES021 - Kentish Town Leisure Centre

Kentish Town Leisure Centre (Formerly St. Pancras Public Baths)

The largest municipal building in K T is the St P public baths, opened in 1900, designed by T.W. Aldwinckle. The large complex originally had separate first and second class men's baths and a women's baths, along with a public hall. Little of the interior remains intact. The baths were closed in January 2007 for refurbishment and re-opened at the end of July 2010. - Wiki

This used to be Kentish Town Swimming Baths, but has been gloriously restored by GLL Ltd into a modern leisure centre. Hats off to them for maintaining our architectural heritage.

Historical shots can be found here

A quick rendezvous with GE077 and a check to see if Mr.Security was at home. Luckily he wasn't. So into the basement through lots of gauges, pipes and dials, throbbing noises, we wandered.

Past a room with a few security jackets lying about, and then creeping up the stairs. GE077 checked the security room for the all clear. We then crept up to the first floor. I'm a sucker for a good staircase.

It was nice to see the lovely roof structure still in place in the gym areas, with iron pillars.

The length of the room provided a lovely shot of the ceiling, GE077 in the right doorway.

A wander round the dressing rooms and staff area, and then back to the landing. The gantry on the first floor around the swimming pool was just awesome.

And after skipping past the cctv and sensor alarms, we got in to see the main pool. I actually feel quite proud of this photo, not often I say that, but it's a corker!

Cheers to GE077 for the tip off and company.


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