Tooting Bec Lido, London
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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I love the lido, I usually go out of peak times and sometimes you can have 50 metres of cool relaxing water to yourself! It's such good value and a great place to relax out of the water as well as in.... read more »
A massive swimming pool with amazing outside space. Pool isn't heated but once you're moving its ok.
The large pool is impressive and i was happy to find a baby pool here too but the temperature of the water in August was still too cold for babies and little kids. I was a bit disappointed to have to ... read more »
Open air swimming pool, lots of space to sunbathe if the sun's out. Wish for sunshine or brave the british weather, but really pleased I visited and felt like a step back in time.
It's a nice lido with a superbly loooolong pool but you just wonder how wonderful this really would be with more amenities say a proper sauna. Water is cold you've been warned
I love it here, huge pool, nice little cafe, lots of space around the sides for sitting etc. The one downside is the amount of unattended children particularly at the deep end. I thought the pool had a rule for children under 8 to be supervised at all times and a maximum of two children per adult. This need to be enforced so the serious swimmers can have some peace.
Nice open door pool, plenty of room for a swim or just to lay in the sun. Would definitely recommend.
Armanda du Plessis
Huge well maintained outdoor pool - love it!
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