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Tooting Bec Lido, London

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#5 of 14 in Nature in London
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. Make Tooting Bec Lido a part of your London vacation plans using our London day trip planning app .
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  • Head here for some serious lengths, or widths! The pool is 100yards (92m) long. Don't be put off though as there are swimmers of all abilities here and you have to see it to believe it. Great on a sum...  more »
  • Went to have swim as it is the largest pool in the UK if not the planet. It has a certain character of faded grandeur and a good swimming test, as no stopping for 100 yds. Beware the water is cold, ac...  more »
  • In London for a few days and decided to stop off here for an early morning swim. Very peaceful and quiet. The water was cold but after a couple of lengths if the 90 metre pool it didn't seem so cold a...  more »
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  • Love love LOVE the Lido!!! Most amazing place in South London. Home to the SLSC (south London swimming club) so a real community feel. Cafe on site but own food allowed in also (no glass or alcohol). I would recommend joining the club if wanting to swim regularly as far better value even if you don't swim year round. Prices are fair of you're spending a whole morning/afternoon or entire day there but if just going to swim wait until after 6pm for discounted entry. Does get super busy on hot days so get there early! 👍🏊‍♂️🌞
  • Lovely huge pool, they have some great events throughout the year. Amazing community feel. Maybe a little expensive at over £7 a swim. Much better value becoming a member.
  • Plus, the water is great. Long wait times, unpleasant treatment of employees. And they had nothing in the cafe. But a large campus. I liked it. But as a smoker I can make a bigger place for smokers. Missing shower on the feet before entering the pool and sinking around the pool so the dirty water does not go back to the pool
  • IT WAS A LOVELY EXPERIENCE ME AND MY FAMILY LOVED IT THERE. BUT THEY COULD MAKE THE WATER A BIT WARMER...
  • I went here in October for a swim . I didn't realise just how cold a pool is without heating . The pool is massive , entry was free as was being used by south London swimming club . I'd only go on a very hot day but then I've heard it's pricy .

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