London's best lidos and outdoor swimming pools
Tooting Bec Lido is one of London's best lidos and outdoor swimming pools.

1. Tooting Bec Lido

8.2
Tooting Bec Rd. (at Tooting Bec Common), Tooting, Greater London
Pool · 19 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: This South London treasure is the largest freshwater open-air swimming pool in the UK and has been a popular spot for bathers and leisure seekers since 1906.

Hampstead Heath Ponds is one of London's best lidos and outdoor swimming pools.

2. Hampstead Heath Ponds

9.0
South End Green (Hampstead Heath), Hampstead, Greater London
Lake · Hampstead Town · 12 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Beautiful settings, bracing temperatures and a quirky, dedicated troupe of regulars, including the ducks and swans, all set Hampstead Heath's ponds apart.

Brockwell Lido is one of London's best lidos and outdoor swimming pools.

3. Brockwell Lido

8.1
Dulwich Rd, Herne Hill, Greater London
Pool · Herne Hill, London, Greater London · 25 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: This 50-metre-long pool is a 1930s Art Deco classic that is now Grade II listed and includes an award-winning café; a health and fitness centre adds to its appeal

London Fields Lido is one of London's best lidos and outdoor swimming pools.

4. London Fields Lido

9.2
London Fields Westside, London, Greater London
Pool · London Fields · 35 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: London Fields Lido is London’s only 50-metre-long heated outdoor pool. It's an exceptionally popular Hackney venue so expect it to be packed on hot days.

Parliament Hill Lido is one of London's best lidos and outdoor swimming pools.

5. Parliament Hill Lido

7.8
Gordon House Road, London, Greater London
Pool · 4 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Originally built in 1938, Parliament Hill Lido underwent extensive refurbishment in 2005 and is now one of London's loveliest lidos.

Better Oasis Sports Centre is one of London's best lidos and outdoor swimming pools.

6. Better Oasis Sports Centre

7.4
32 Endell St. (at High Holborn), London, Greater London
Gym / Fitness Center · Holborn and Covent Garden · 20 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: A genuine outdoor oasis in a central part of London, this centre's pool is a popular spot for those wanting to cool off before or after work in Holborn or in between shopping sprees in Covent Garden.

The Serpentine is one of London's best lidos and outdoor swimming pools.

7. The Serpentine

Serpentine Rd (at Hyde Park), London, Greater London
Lake · Knightsbridge and Belgravia · 41 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: A swimming area carved out of the main pond in Hyde Park. the unheated, unchlorinated Serpentine Lido is shared with with plenty of wildlife - and dedicated fans of wild swimming.

Pools on the park is one of London's best lidos and outdoor swimming pools.

8. Pools on the park

7.9
Twickenham road, London, Greater London
Gym · Richmond upon Thames · 5 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Part of a wider complex, Pools on the Park incorporates a gym and fitness centre, indoor pool and a spa. A visit can be combined with a visit to the deer park at Richmond Park.

Better Finchley Lido Leisure Centre is one of London's best lidos and outdoor swimming pools.

9. Better Finchley Lido Leisure Centre

5.5
Great North Leisure Park (Chaplin Square), Finchley, Greater London
Gym / Fitness Center · North Finchley · 8 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: The lido at Finchley is part of a wider sports complex, this one containing a bowling alley, cinema, restaurants and an indoor pool with a special effects wave machine.

The Berkeley Hotel Rooftop Pool is one of London's best lidos and outdoor swimming pools.

10. The Berkeley Hotel Rooftop Pool

77 Wilton Pl, London, Greater London
Roof Deck · Knightsbridge and Belgravia · 4 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: This elegant hotel has a stylish outdoor pool with great views across to Knightsbridge and Hyde Park.