Our tips for making the most of London’s outdoor swimming pools
Desperate to take a dip 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.
Discover this tiny slice of heaven in central London. Tucked away between Covent Garden and Holborn, this small pool is a favourite with locals. Like many of London’s outdoor swimming spots, it can be busy on hot weekends and in the afternoons, but this lido has a secret safety valve: an adjacent indoor pool within the leisure centre. Why choose between a vigorous swim and an open-air dip?