Eager locals in the pool by 6am as Leith Victoria Swim Centre reopens after major refurb
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Eager locals queued from the early hours of the morning to be among the first to enter Leith’s Victoria pool following a major refurbishment.
The long-awaited refurbishment of Edinburgh Leisure’s Leith Victoria Swim Centre was completed last week, with the official reopening taking place yesterday.
And it seems the wait was too much for some punters, with multiple customers already in the pool at 6am.
Located just off Great Junction Street in Leith, the 120-year-old facility, referred to locally as Leith Vicky, has retained its 19th century charm but added a modern twist to provide everything needed for an active lifestyle, including a large modern gym, two fitness studios and dedicated cycle studio.
To mark the reopening Edinburgh Leisure has also announced a special 7 Days for £7 promotion in a bid to attract potential new members.
The pass is only available online and will be valid for seven days starting from the day of registration.
The original Victoria Leith Baths were opened in 1899 by Provost John Bennet. The original plaque is still on display at Leith Victoria Swim Centre. A plaque is also still on display on the exterior of the building which reads: Leith School Board, Swimming Baths, 1896.