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.
Discover this tiny slice of heaven in central London. Tucked away between Covent Garden and Holborn, this small pool is a favourite with local office workers and, when it eventually reopens, is likely to be even quieter than usual given that far fewer of us are commuting into central London than usual. If you miss the summer window, fear not: this lido has an adjacent indoor pool within the leisure centre. Why choose between a vigorous swim and an open-air dip?