If you haven’t taken a dip in the chemical-free urban pond yet, it might be your last chance this month. The King’s Cross Pond Club, which opened in May last year, is a unique usable art installation that has been thoroughly enjoyed by Londoners, particularly in the warmer months. Although the outdoor swimming pool was only ever meant to be temporary, the pond was still supposed to stay open for at least 2 years. However, it was announced last month that the pond will be shut down on 26th October (around 7 months earlier than planned) in order to become a park. This has upset a number of Londoners – nearly 4,000, in fact – who have reacted by signing a petition to keep the pond open. Although, we must admit, with the temperatures dropping as they are, we can’t imagine stripping down to our swimmers outside right now!
The positive news is that, according to the property developer of the pond, all of the wildlife living within the pond will be re-homed and the plants will be distributed around the community.
Featured Image: King’s Cross