Dear Customers,


Barnet Council and GLL would like to apologise to customers for the extended closure of the pools at Finchley Lido Leisure Centre.


In the interest of customer safety, the Council made the decision to close public access to the pool earlier this year to complete essential roof repairs.


Guild Architectural Restoration were appointed by the Council to complete the repairs, which continues to progress well. The programme includes: 

  • A condition survey of the roof beams and steel structure within the pool hall and gym area.
  • Removal and cleaning of the ventilation ducting within the pool hall.
  • Specialist assessment of the steel columns within the pool hall.
  • Repair, maintenance and strengthening of the roof, beams, structure and columns
  • Redecoration of the repair items.


Please follow the below link to see some images which show the extent of the work undertaken.


Poolside improvements have been completed during the closure period to create a better experience for customers when the pools re-open, including; new poolside changing cubicles, a vanity area, new lockers and a better atmosphere for swimmers and spectators following the installation of a new ventilation system.


It is expected that the programme of works will be complete in full by early 2020 and the Council and GLL will provide monthly updates on the progress and re-opening information.


Please note that the health and fitness suite (gym) and studio at Finchley Lido remain open as normal.

Swimming remains available within the new facilities at New Barnet Leisure Centre and Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre. For programming and details please visit https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/barnet

All Better Swim School lessons will be transferred to Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre and New Barnet Leisure Centre. Please contact each respective facility for more information:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting us at Finchley-Lido@gll.org