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World's First 'Sky Pool' Opening In London Next Spring

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World's First 'Sky Pool' Opening In London Next Spring

The world's first 'sky pool' is opening in London in spring - though an exact date is yet to be confirmed.

The one-of-a-kind pool was originally due to open in the summer but got delayed.

This vision will be a reality soon. Credit: Embassy Gardens
This vision will be a reality soon. Credit: Embassy Gardens

Now though, the 25-metre long clear pool has been installed between two buildings in Embassy Gardens, 35 metres above the ground.

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Construction work around the pool is now being finished off ahead of opening in spring.


As you might guess, a lot of design work went into making the innovative pool. The end result is a 50-tonne acrylic pool which is 3.2 metres deep, with 20cm thick sides and a 30cm thick bottom.

Clearly, it has undergone a sh*tload of safety tests, but if you'd still be too scared to swim in it, that is totally understandable.

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Not that you'll be allowed in for a splash anyway, unless you're a resident at Embassy Gardens and a member of the development's exclusive 'Eg:le Club'.

As well as getting to make use of the Sky Pool, members will also have access to the pool's Sky Deck, which is set to incorporate 'a bar and restaurant serviced by Darby's oyster bar, bakery and grill', while 'the ground level will be furnished with loungers, and for non-swimmers or spectators, there will be a parallel footbridge'.

The development, which is near the US Embassy in Nine Elms, offers a bunch of other cutting-edge facilities too and will hold events for residents including a private in-house cinema, gigs and pop-up parties.

As for the pool, it has been on a suitably interesting journey to get to where it is today.

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Not for the faint-hearted. Or the poor. Credit: Embassy Gardens
Not for the faint-hearted. Or the poor. Credit: Embassy Gardens

In a post on Instagram following its installation at the end of September, Embassy Gardens said: "The acrylic structure has undergone rigorous hydrostatic testing: safety factors 20 times more extensive than what would be carried out on a typical pedestrian or road bridge structure.

"The pool has travelled over 1,000 miles by road from Colorado to Galveston in Texas, before making its 3-week journey across the Atlantic Ocean, reaching its final home.

"The acrylic spans 14 meters (pool is 25 metres total in length), ten storeys high, between two apartment buildings."

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If you now really fancy starting a new life at Embassy Gardens, apartments start at £600,000 ($730k) and go up to an eye-watering £5m ($6m) for the penthouse suite.

Apologies if that has p*ssed on your picnic a little bit.

Featured Image Credit: Embassy Gardens

Topics: UK News, London

Jake Massey
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