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Tooting Bec Lido

70 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
The largest freshwater pool in England is 90m by 30m and has a thriving local community of swimmers. Open since 1906 and surrounded by trees and red, yellow, or green changing cubicles, it makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. When the sun is out, the water is dazzling. There’s a decent café too. The lido is open to the public in the summer months, but only open to members October through May. In January, you can watch, or even sign up for, the Cold Water Swimming Championships—a real spectacle. Brad Pitt’s even visited.
Kate
Kate
January 24, 2017

Tips from locals

Cheryl
Cheryl
September 02, 2019
Open to members until the end of September.
Martin
Martin
July 21, 2019
UKs biggest open air pool. It's not heated though :)
Marysia
Marysia
June 30, 2019
Perfect place to enjoy the weather when it’s good.
Josie
Josie
June 19, 2019
This is an amazing lido - it's so massive it doesn't feel crowded even if it's full of people. It's not so easy to get to from here if you don't have a bike or car, but worth the trip if you love swimming!
Roberta
Roberta
January 30, 2019
Nice place to swim in the spring and summer

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Location
England, SW16 1RU
Phone+44 20 8871 7198
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 7:45 PM