London sky pool viewers left 'feeling sick' after 115ft attraction opens between two skyscrapers
SWIMMERS going for a dip 115ft above the ground at the world's first floating sky pool have left onlookers "feeling sick".
Sun worshippers with a head for heights have been wading into the glass-bottomed London pool since it opened on Monday – but some couldn't think of anything worse.
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Architects fitted the pool between two blocks of luxury flats in Nine Elms.
And anyone brave enough to take a swim would have had uninterrupted views to the ground from the 10th floor.
The 82ft pool holds 400 tons of water – and it's got some of the best views in the capital.
Brits practising their butterfly stroke can see for miles around, with the billion-dollar US Embassy, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye all within sight.
But the idea of swimming so high in the sky – and being able to see the street below – has left some feeling a little queasy, with one even comparing it to a disaster film.
One Twitter user said: "My hangover is starting to kick in and the thought of swimming in a sky pool does make my stomach drop."
Another wrote: "It’s not even 6am and I already have tonight’s nightmare all set up!"
And one tweeted: "This is absolutely just a scene from the opening of a disaster movie about earthquakes, right?"
The pool was shipped 5,000 miles from Colorado in the US.
It's connected to the Embassy Gardens’ Legacy Buildings on either side using technology that allows it to move in high winds.
Flats at the development start at £600,000, while the penthouse suite is worth a whopping £5million.
And those lucky enough to live there can also take advantage of a rooftop bar and a spa.
Swimmers have been cooling down as the UK enjoys a mini heatwave.
It was officially the hottest day of the year so far today, with temperatures reaching 26.6C in parts of London.
It beat yesterday's record high of 25.7C at Heathrow Airport and surpassed the 25.1C in Kinlochewe, Scotland, on Bank Holiday Monday.
The glorious sunshine is set to continue over the next 10 days, with thousands of us heading to beaches and parks to make the most of the warm weather.
After a thoroughly miserable May, summer finally seems to be on the way.
In extremely welcome news to fed-up sun-worshippers, the mercury will remain at an average of 18C between June 2 and 11.
But thunderstorms could be on the way – and we've all been urged to make the most of the sunshine while it's here.
"There will potentially be some thunderstorms by midweek," Becky Mitchell, a meteorologist from the Met Office, said.
"There's a chance of thundery breakdowns in the south-east. We could have some quite intense storms there."
Millions of us have been soaking up the rays outside, but only a few had the opportunity to take a dip in London's sky-high pool, first dreamed up in 2013.
Only the richest residents can enjoy the pool, with one claiming it is not open to those living in shared ownership flats, The Guardian reports.
Pool developer Sean Mulryan said: "It was an idea that really stood out and that we thought was quite special.
"We didn’t know if it was possible at the time and five years ago it wouldn’t have been.
"It’s only because of advances in technology that we’re able to do this."
Engineers responsible for building the pool said they hoped it would be like "flying" for swimmers.
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