5 Best London Lidos

We’re slightly in love with the Art Deco brilliant design achievements of London Lidos. There are a few out there, but to get you started here are 5 of our favourites for some family play time. Please always check the website for details, as we can’t be totally sure our info is the most up to date, and that the Lido hasn’t been hired out for a Kajagoogoo video on the day of your visit. xo

tooting bec

1.  Tooting Bec Lido

The summer season has arrived at Tooting Bec Lido. With the spectacular 91.5 metre main pool, toddler paddling pool, sunbathing area, picnic area and on site cafe they have everything you need for a great summer day out.

Main Pool : 18th May – 31st May (6am-6pm) : 1st June – 31st August (6am-8pm) : 1st September – 30th September   (6am-5pm)

Paddling Pool 18th May – 31st May (10am-6pm) 1st June – 31st August (10am-6pm)

Tooting Bec Road,
SW16 1RU
Tel:020 8871 71982.

hornsey road lido

2. Hornsey Park Road Pools

With the grassy bank offering you the opportunity to catch some early summer sun and the cafe offering drinks and snacks, the only hard choice you need to make is whether you’ll be taking a full plunge or simply dipping your toe in the water.

Free to members, access to the Lido for non-members costs:

Before 9am and after 6pm – £4.60 : Between 9am and 6pm – £5.60 : Junior Lido swim – £3.70 : Under 3’s – free

Mon – Fri: 07:00 – 21:30

Sat – Sun: 07:15 – 19:30

Park Road Leisure Centre,

Park Road,

Hornsey, N8 8JN

Tel: 020 8341 3567

brockwell lido

3. Brockwell Lido

Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, London SE24 0PA.
Telephone: 020 7274 3088 Brockwell Lido website

Monday to Friday – 6.30am to 10pm : Saturday – 7.30am to 9.30pm : Sunday – 7.30am to 9pm


4. Parliament Hill Lido

Open-air unheated swimming pool and paddling pool. The pool is 60 metres by 28 metres. Cafe open during summer season.

Gordon House Road, NW5 1NB

Opening times: Open from 5th May to 23rd Sep 2012 7am-6.30pm. Winter swimming from 24th Sep 2012 to May 2013 7am-12.30pm. Swimmers must vacate the pool 30 minutes before closing time.
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5. Pools on the Park

Old Deer Park, Twickenham Rd, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2SF
Phone:020 8940 0561
Times : 6.30-10pm weekdays : 7am-9pm weekends