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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. 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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  • Free car parking which always helps, but does get very busing on hot summer days and evenings. Outdoor Tooting Bec Lido, is the biggest in the UK. They are open to all (members and non members alike). They have lots of activities throughout the year. It’s a huge swimming pool with changing facilities, sunbathing areas and small cafe. There is a small kids pool as well. It’s a lovely place to visit. My favourite place to swim in the summer. They even open throughout the winter and there is a club that swims in the cold weather....
  • A very well run open air swimming pool. There's a sauna too. You need to be a member to access all of the facilities. Went with my mum, so unsure what the process of joining is. You have to be brave to swim there in the winter, much better in Spring/Summer.
  • Amazing pool in the middle of London. The water was a bit cold but that didn't make it less fun!
  • It’s members only access whenever they feel like it and there’s no information handy to tell you this before you go alllllll the way there. I’ve been to this lido before without a membership. They tell you there’s not enough life guards for non members..............ridiculous
  • If you like to swim, this is the place. It's an open air pool, open all year round and best of all, if you become member of the South London Swimming Club, you can swim as much as you want for amazing value. It's 30m by 90m, it has a cafe, changing facilities and showers.
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