Glasgow Continental

Glasgow Continental

Scotland’s Weekly Skinny Swim, Turkish and Sauna.

When and Where

Sundays, 6pm to 9pm except during annual maintenance and Christmas holidays. If in doubt, phone before travelling. The Arlington Baths Club, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow, G3 6DT, 0141 332 6021.

The baths are short walk from Charring X, Woodlands Rd and St Georges X subway station. Subway closes at 6.10 pm on Sundays. You can take the bus 4 / 4A to Woodlands Road.

The parking bays are free on Sundays on Woodlands Road. It's resident permit holders/pay and display outside the Baths on Arlington Street.

See the map here.

How much does it cost?

Price is £10 for adults, U26 & FT Students £7, family tickets available. Towel hire included.

Who can attend?

Glasgow Continental SwimCard holders & Scottish Outdoor Club members. From 1 April 2017 BN / INF-FNI card holders will need to purchase a SwimCard to attend regularly.

Visitors, guests and newcomers to the swim are welcome to try the swim before joining. If you do not hold one of the cards above, you MUST bring photo ID and proof of address. For instance, passport and utility bill; the EU photo-driving licence covers both.

Do I need to be naked?

It is expected that adults will be nude when swimming. Kids can wear a swimming costume at all times – although most don’t. You can wear a towel in the other facilities if you wish.

Will there be other women there?

Yes! Many women attend the swim, either on their own or with friends or family. If you just come along you will be made welcome. Alternatively, contact us to arrange for a female ‘swim buddy’ to meet you and show you round.

What is the etiquette?

If you are respectful towards others and always sit or lie on a towel you should be fine. People are friendly, but if they want to be on their own, do not follow them or make persistent attempts to engage with them. It is not permitted to provide or offer massages or similar. Refrain from being overly affectionate or intimate while at Glasgow Continental as this may make others feel uncomfortable. Leave the building by 9.15pm so the staff can close up.

I like Glasgow Continental, how can I start coming regularly?

Bring ID and one passport style photograph to apply for the SwimCard which runs January to March the following year and currently costs £10 & just £3 for FT students and U26s (£5/£2 from September). Download the PDF or the Word application form from Choose the Word file if you wish to insert a photo and details before printing.

Glasgow Continental is organised by the Scottish Outdoor Club which has a seasonal naturist club at Inchmurrin, Loch Lomond. SwimCard holders have priority booking to visit. To enquire about visiting contact the secretary: