The building sits on the edge of Regent’s Canal halfway between Broadway Market and Shoreditch. The surrounding areas have developed hugely since the pool’s closure, with new residential buildings, offices, community centres and of course the new Overground station. It’s this blend that has made the area one of London’s most exciting destinations. Read the latest news from Save Haggerston Pool.
Haggerston Park has a good history of sporting provision, with all weather football, tennis, and basketball courts,
as well as providing facilities for local teams on the grass pitches throughout the summer. Recreational sport in the area is alive and kicking; the pool however is sorely missed by local residents and the neighbouring Laburnum Boat Club alike.
Immediately surrounded by four local schools, the Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian Centre (VLC), a boat club and opposite Haggerston Park, the pool building is widely considered to be the centre of Haggerston, a centre, which is crying out to be re-opened and re-injected with the life and spirit of the local community.