Tooting Bec Lido - the perfect place to cool off this weekend

Published: Friday 26th May 17

With temperatures set to soar this bank holiday weekend people are being reminded that there is no better place in London to cool off than the much loved Tooting Bec Lido.

The Lido is Europe’s second largest open air freshwater swimming pool and was recently labelled “a south London treasure” by the Daily Telegraph which pointed out it had been “a popular spot for bathers and leisure seekers since 1906”.

It is one of only a handful of surviving open air swimming pools in London. It measures a colossal 91.5 metres in length and also boasts a separate pool for toddlers, a cafe and extensive space for sunbathing and picnics.

In recent years it has also been named by Time Out magazine as the best in place in the capital for 'uninterrupted swimming' and as the 'Best Outdoor Swim in London' in The London Pools Campaign's Golden Goggles Award.

The lido is open to the general public every day in the summer between 6am and 7.30pm.

For more information about the lido including admission prices visit

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Wish I now used that Lido more. Can remember going off the top diving board when there was one - was that 20 years back ?????????
Liz D

26 May 2017