The best of London’s outdoor swimming pools
Advance booking is now essential, but at least we can still cool off in many of London’s outdoor swimming pools, ponds and lakes. From Hampstead Ponds to Brockwell Park Lido, here's where to swim outside in London this summer.
Opening times are likely to differ, so check with venues before visiting.
Go big or go home: the UK’s biggest swimming pool is open for business. With its Crayola-bright changing-room doors and azure waters, Tooting Bec is the quintessential London lido. But that doesn’t have to mean lukewarm water and wall-to-wall pool noodles; the lido is unheated, so it’s perfect for the very hottest days.