You asked: Where can you swim in London?

Is there anywhere to swim in London?

London is overflowing with places to swim in the open air, from the modernist 1930s lidos enjoying a renaissance in recent years, to the idyllic ponds you won’t believe are surrounded by urban sprawl. Our favourites include the Hampstead Heath ponds, particularly Kenwood Ladies’ Pond, and Brockwell Lido.

Where can I swim on a hot day in London?

10 best wild swimming spots in or around London

  • Parliament Hill Lido, Hampstead Heath. …
  • Hampstead Ponds, Hampstead Heath. …
  • Serpentine Lido, Hyde Park. …
  • Brockwell Lido, Herne Hill. …
  • River Wey, Surrey. …
  • Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. …
  • Frensham Great Pond, Surrey. …
  • Tooting Bec Lido, Tooting.

Can you go swimming in Hyde Park?

The Serpentine Lake is situated in London’s Hyde Park. The club has its own (somewhat Spartan) changing facilities and members are permitted by the Royal Parks to swim in the lake in the mornings from 05:00 to 09:30. The Serpentine Swimming Club is an all year round open air swimming club.

Where can I sunbathe in London?

The 15 Best Places for Sunbathing in London

  • Victoria Park. 9.6. …
  • Green Park. Piccadilly (Constitution Hill), London, Greater London. …
  • Clissold Park. 9.4. …
  • London Fields. Martello St, Hackney, Greater London. …
  • Regent’s Park. 9.7. …
  • Hampton Court Palace Gardens. Hampton Court Rd, Hampton, Greater London. …
  • Primrose Hill. 9.6. …
  • Greenwich Park.
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Can you swim in Thames?

The tidal Thames is a fast-flowing waterway and the busiest inland waterway in the UK accommodating over 20,000 ship movements and hosting over 400 events each year. It is for these reasons the PLA restricts swimming throughout the majority of its jurisdiction for the safety of swimmers and river users.

What’s the difference between a lido and an outdoor pool?

A lido is an outdoor swimming pool near a beach or even in a city where people can swim and relax. Facilities vary but lidos generally offer basic changing rooms and showers.

Is the serpentine dirty?

Originally the lake was created by damming the river Westbourne, but water is now sourced from springs, surface water, and boreholes (at the Diana Fountain and the Italian Gardens). It’s clean, and with the length of the swimming area surpassing 100m, there’s certainly a lot of it.