Our tips for making the most of London’s outdoor swimming pools
Desperate to take a dip this long, hot summer but unable to face toddlers, teenagers and inconsiderate backstrokers? Skip the queues and secure the deck chairs with our top tips on how to really enjoy London’s best outdoor swimming spots.
From hidden gems to the best times to visit popular spots, we’ve got you covered for ways to beat the heat and the crowds this summer.
However, joining should not be undertaken lightly: the club runs year-round, with no wetsuits permitted even in the winter. Still, there are considerable perks: you’ll have the lake virtually to yourself before 9:30, and all autumn to enjoy the sun’s last rays even after the lidos close to the public.