Oasis Sports Centre is a popular choice in the heart of Central London. Featuring a 27.5m Outdoor Pool, Outdoor Sauna and a large rooftop terrace to Sunbathing, you can make the most of this outdoor location all year round.  

The heated outdoor pool is open from 6:30 to 21:00 for a variety of sessions including Swim for Fitness and Swim for All. A few minutes’ walk from Covent Garden, Holborn and Tottenham Court Road Station, Oasis is an extremely convenient walk from each nearby station.

We also have an indoor 25m pool offering Swim For All and Swim for Fitness sessions availabl to book.


All swim sessions for members and non-members, should be prebooked in advance and can be booked 7 days in advance either via the Better UK app on the Oasis Sports Centre page, or online here, to avoid disappointment.


If you are unable to book, please visit reception when you arrive, and the team will be able to help as long as spaces are available.


As well as indoor female and male changing facilities, you'll also find outdoor cubicles and showers for swimmers to get changed. To keep your valuables safe, there are lockers for use in all the changing rooms in which you can purchase a token for 30p to use (non return).

You will need to purchase a pool entry if you want to sunbathe on the rooftop terrace or if you wish to stay for longer than the swim sessions, you can purchase a Day Pass for £15 which allows stay for the entire day.

Before you come, make sure you check out the timetable and book a suitable session. 


When you arrive for your session, any members can scan their booking code, via the better UK app directly at the gates on reception.  Any non-members or if you haven’t made a booking, please visit Reception and speak to a member of staff who will be happy to help.


Whether you want to add swimming to your weekly routine or try something new, our single activity swimming membership means you'll get unlimited access to swimming at any of our Better pools. 

If you're looking to use the gym and classes too, our Better Health memberships may be the choice for you.



Do i need to book in advance?

Yes, we strongly advise that you book your session in advance via the Oasis Sports Centre page on the Better app or online.

How long can i swim for?

Swim for Fitness or Swim for All sessions are up to 50 minutes long. You may be able to stay longer when it's quiet but please adhere to your time slot on busy days. If you purchase a one-day pass, there are no limits on how long you stay.

How many sessions can i book a day?

You can book as many sessions as you like per day but please stick to your time slots. 

Can i just turn up?

Walk-in sessions may be available on the day but space is limited. You're strongly advised to pre-book swim sessions as they can get very busy.

Can i bring umbrellas, deck chairs, snorkels, inflatables etc?

No, you cannot bring umbrellas, deck chairs, large inflatables etc... to the outdoor pool at Oasis Sports Centre. 

Is there a café at the centre?

No, there is not a café at Oasis Sports Centre. 

What temperature is the water?

The water is a warm 26 degrees.

Do the sessions still go ahead if it rains?

Yes, your session will still be on during wet weather as long as it is still safe.

Is there anywhere to change and leave my belongings?

You'll find male and female changing rooms with plenty of lockers available.

How much are lockers?

Lockers take a 30p token which is non-returnable. You can collect these from the Token machine located in the reception area.

What does it cost to swim?

It costs non-members £7.20 for a 50-minute swim session or £15 for a day pass which allows the use of all facilities (except squash) plus as many swim sessions as you like during the day.

Can children swim?

Yes, children are welcome at the Swim for All sessions at Oasis Sports Centre. From 17 July 2023, there will be Swim for All sessions available from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Children must be actively supervised by parents at all times.

What is the last entrance time?

Last entry for the Outdoor pool is 8:00 pm but please check the timetable as this can be subject to change.

Can i hire towels?

Towels are not available to hire but you can purchase one for £10, while stocks last. 

How can i claim lost property?

Please contact the centre in person or via email to see if anything has been logged and found. Swim and underwear will not be kept due to hygiene reasons.

Do you have swimming hats, goggles to purchase?

Yes, you'll find a range of swimming items to purchase at reception.

Is parking available and if so, how much does it cost?

No parking is available. You're better off coming by public transport - the nearest tubes are Tottenham Court Road, Holborn and Covent Garden. 

Are changing rooms available?

You'll find separate male and female changing areas plus a small outdoor change area that has showers and changing cubicles.

Do you hold gender specific sessions?

No, all sessions are mixed. 


To ensure you get the most out of your swim at Oasis Sports Centre, here are a few tips to help you prepare for the pool:

  • Pre Cleanse - please help us to keep your pool clean by following our Swim Hygiene guidelines by showering and using the toilet facilities before you swim.
  • Respect Others - people of different standards and abilities will use the pool. Please respect their right to enjoy their swim.
  • Choose your speed - choose your lane using the fast, medium and slow signs and by watching those already swimming. Before pushing off at each turn, check to see if anyone faster is approaching.
  • Be mindful of direction- please follow the directional signs and move across to the appropriate side of the lane for each length.
  • Think of space- try and leave at least 5 metres between yourself and another swimmer and if it’s possible to see a pace clock, then a 5 second gap is just as good.
  • Pick your strokes - wide stokes such as butterfly and breaststroke should be avoided when the lanes become busy. If you change to a slower stroke as part of your session, think about moving lanes.
  • Use equipment – fitness swimming training equipment, such as fins and hand paddles, is permitted at the discretion of the lifeguard and based on capacity. Snorkels can be used in conjunction with conventional swimming goggles.
  • Take time to rest - whether stopping for a rest or catching your breath after completing your swim, please be mindful that others using the lane will want to keep on swimming without stopping
  • Share- celebrate your achievements and share your swimming stories with us on social media using #betterswimming, we’d love to hear them!