Wednesday, 20 May 2015

King's Cross swimming pond to open on Friday

The new swimming pond at King's Cross will open on Friday May 22 for two years

Londoners are being invited to take some time out of the hustle and bustle and take a dip in a new public swimming pond which is to open at King’s Cross.
The pond, which opens to the public on Friday, has been created as part of an art project which looks at creating natural spaces in the middle of urban environments.
Located just behind King’s Cross station, one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs, the area will be open to visitors for just two years.

Marjetica PotrĨ, who worked on the project, said the pond had been created to encourage a "re-think of how we live with the city and with nature".

"Here, we are collaborating with nature and the artwork encourages the viewer to participate in that experience," added the Slovenian artist and architect.
"Water is a source of life but it is also a metaphor for regeneration. We want to understand our influence upon nature but also our balance with nature."
The pond will be open Monday-Friday from 6am-dusk, and Saturday-Sunday from 8am-dusk; booking enquiries can be made by visiting Tickets are available for bookings two weeks in advance and are priced at £6.50.