THE world’s first floating sky pool is set to open in south west London next month.

The pool, located between two blocks of flats in Nine Elms, is transparent and offers views of London's skyline.

Thrill seekers can swim 115ft above the ground while admiring scenes of the US Embassy, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.

The 25-metre long pool will allow exclusive Embassy Garden members to swim between the two blocks of apartments. 

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At 82ft, the pool will hold 400 tons of water and has been compared to offer an experience similar to 'flying'.

TV and radio host Roman Kemp is set to live stream the opening ceremony on May 19, which will include a performance from synchronised swimming team Aquabatix.

Structural Engineer Brian Eckersley commented: "There’s never been something transparent spanning two buildings like this.

"Once you swim off, you can look right down. It will be like flying."

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The sky pool is set to be the main feature of the Embassy Gardens development by EcoWorld Ballymore, which features bars, restaurants, landscaped gardens, a retail space and office space.

The Embassy Gardens development will include 2,000 homes and luxury apartments, with apartment prices starting at ££695,000.

According to the website, the concept was first brainstormed in 2013.

Sean Mulryan, Ballymore Chairman said: "The vision for the Sky Pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering, Ecoworld Ballymore wanted to do something that had never been done before.

"The experience of the pool will be truly unique, it will feel like floating through the air in central London."