Finchley Lido is pleased to announce exciting, new developments in-centre, taking place over the coming months. Click here to discover more. 

Main Pool

The main pool is a 25 metre laned pool which is used for multiple sessions including general swimming, fitness swimming and swimming lessons. Please see 'Pool Programme' for further details.

Swim fit - These sessions are available for people of all abilities aged 16+ who want to use swimming to improve their fitness and wellbeing. Lanes are usually marked out in the pool for people who swim at different paces. Swim safely rules apply. Goggles, floats and other accessories are for sale at reception.

Swim for All - These swimming sessions are available for all to enjoy and offer a chance to have fun in the pool without lanes.

Leisure Pool

Swim for All - These swimming sessions are available for all to enjoy and offer a chance to have fun in the pool without lanes.

The Leisure Pool features a Wave machine, air jets, Water cannons and Rapids. The pool is available for Birthday or Party bookings, please email us at or contact reception on 020 8343 9830 for more information.


Fully air conditioned and newly refurbished Fitness room. Features a wide range of Cardio-vascular and Resistance equipment. Specialised 'Active Fitness' sessions available for members under the age of 16. Disabled access available.

For a fitness programme tailored to your needs, just ask a Better fitness instructor and they'll be happy to put together a workout to suit you.

Before using the gym you will need to complete an induction, so our fitness instructor can check that you are well enough to train. This also gives you the opportunity to get advice about other activities in the centre which could help you acheive your fitness goals.

Re-focus sessions are available to you at any time, where our fitness instructors will mix up your fitness programme. Did you know that keeping your workout more varied and challenging can actually keep you much fitter.


The Studio is the beating heart of many Better leisure centres. The many fitness classes held there will definitely get you in the mood to get moving. From high energy Dance Aerobics to relaxing Pilates there really is something for everyone and everyone’s abilities. Plus all our studios are available for hire – they make great event spaces too.


A Dry Heat Sauna cabin is located in the wetside area to assist with weight loss, cleansing and helping to relax the body and mind. Hot and cold drench showers are available to sauna users. 

Outdoor Pool

From May bank holiday weekend, our outdoor pool and garden area is available for use during weekends and throughout the summer holidays.

Please note, this facility is weather dependant.