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New sauna for winter swimmers at King’s Cross

Who doesn’t like to warm up in a sauna after a cold swim? Swimmers at the delightful King’s Cross Pond Club will now be able to do just that thanks to Bathing under the Sky who have provided a barrel sauna where up to eight swimmers can thaw out at a toasty 90 degrees. Access to the sauna is free to paying visitors to the pond and will be on the site throughout the winter months.
King’s Cross Pond is the UK’s first ever man-made fresh water public bathing pond and also doubles as a piece of innovative Land Art within a working construction site. The 40m long, natural, chemical-free pond is the creation of Ooze Architects (Eva Pfannes and Sylvain Hartenberg) and artist Marjetica Potrc.

Kx Sauna With Swimmer

A swimmer enjoying a sauna at Kings Cross

Bathing under the Sky is a Cambridge-based family business specialising in wood-fired hot tubs and barrel saunas made from Western red cedar by traditional barrel-making techniques.
The sauna will be open seven days a week from 8 in the morning until dusk on weekdays and 10 until dusk at weekends.

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