The famous Hornsey Road Baths

Hornsey Road Baths in Islington, north London, were once known far and wide for staging performances by international swimming champions, which was why I decided to use the baths as a setting in Daisy Belle.

They opened in 1892 and famous performers included Jules Gautier

And Annette Kellerman

I describe some of their history in the autumn issue of the Journal of the Islington Archaeology & History Society.