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Cool off in London's Lidos

It's heating up outside as summer approaches and it's time to start thinking of ways to enjoy the outdoors and cool off. Make the most of the sunshine at one of London's lidos - a day out that the whole family will enjoy.

The largest outdoor swimming pool in London and the second largest fresh water pool in Europe, Tooting Bec Lido in London was opened in July 1906. The lido is situated in Tooting Bec Common, sheltered by trees and is 100 yards long and 33 yards wide. Famous for its bright multi-coloured changing room doors, Tooting Bec Lido in London is often used in advertising and films including Snatch which featured Brad Pitt. There is a paddling pool for the young ones and a cafe for snacks.

In the heart of central London, is the Serpentine Lido, set in the middle of Hyde Park. Serpentine Lido in London is one of the most scenic lidos nestled in the centre of the park surrounded by trees, grassland and water. Founded in 1864, the Serpentine Lido in London is the oldest Lido in London and has 110 yards of pure lake water, a paddling pool, sandpit and swings, as well as an area for sunbathing. This lido is famous for its Christmas Day 100 yard race whereby the water is a refreshing 4 degrees Celsius or lower!

Not all of the London lidos are open all year round and opening times may change depending on the weather so it is best to phone the lido in advance before heading out. So for some old fashioned exercise in fresh water, cool off at your nearest London lido.


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Have a great escape from a hotness of the London summer with renowned London's Lidos!