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.
One fail-safe way to beat the crowds: head to one of the city’s lesser-known outdoor spots. Hampton Pool is a modest lido near Hampton Court Palace with grassy areas for sunbathing and barbecuing. No frills here, but it’s the perfect place for a no-fuss summer outing as it is a quieter spot than most.