About Arlington

Arlington Baths Club is the oldest surviving Victorian bathing complex in the world. If you'd like to find out more about the club and facilities on offer, book a Club Tour, and if you would like to use the swimming pool, then this can be done subject to segregated use for £10.00.


Although the original membership of the Arlington Baths was rooted in the affluent mercantile class, it now welcomes people from all walks of life – young and old alike. Find out more about how to join.

The Premises

Arlington Baths was originally designed by architect John Burnett. The single storey building, which accommodated the pool, two bath areas and two changing rooms, was created in 1870. In 1875 a small extension was added in order to accommodate a new Turkish suite, and 18 years later, a second extension created space for a reading room and billiard room. In 1902, a first floor extension was added to one side of the building, giving it the form it has today. More about the building.

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