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Tooting Bec Lido, London

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Enjoy a bracing open-air swim at Tooting Bec Lido, among the largest swimming pools in the UK. An earthen ramp covered in bird-filled trees surrounds the 91.5 m (300 ft) by 30 m (99 ft) pool, forming a green and turquoise oasis in the midst of London's urban sprawl. After a refreshing swim in the unheated water, enjoy a bite to eat at the cafe, which offers a range of breakfast, lunch, and snack options, as well as hot and cold drinks. Put Tooting Bec Lido into our London itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • July 8, 2017
    I'm an all-year swimmer here. But why the terrible decision to create a smoking zone at the deep end in the poolsidel area? Smokers used to have to go out of the side gate to the left of the deep end....  more »
  • June 22, 2017
    Went here last Sunday it was so needed in this heat, you have to get here as early as possible to avoid waiting in a massive queue. The pool is huge so there is always room to swim, the water was plea...  more »
  • June 19, 2017
    You know once you going to the place like this you expecting big parking. As soon we arrived the parking space like approximately for 30 cars if not less and it's full (especially when the weather is ...  more »
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  • IT WAS A LOVELY EXPERIENCE ME AND MY FAMILY LOVED IT THERE. BUT THEY COULD MAKE THE WATER A BIT WARMER...
  • If there was a 0 star it would get it. Largely down to rude door staff. If a woman is 8 months pregnant she should not have to wait in the queue, simple.
  • Great place to go on a hot summer day for a swim and to relax. Extremely busy on the day of our visit, but given the heatwave at the time that was understandable. We found it quite easy to get there and spent a few very pleasant hours. Disappointing that there were not really locker facilities that we could find, but it was a minute thing.
  • A brilliant place to swim. The water can get cold so bring a wet suit. The water is usually quite clean even with all the trees around. A great value.
  • Great pool. Lovely way to spend a sunny day.

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