Whether you’re looking for a cooling outdoor lido or a relaxing spa pool, London knows no bounds when it comes to the best swimming facilities in the country. There are many historic and revolutionary swimming pools in the city which allow visitors to relax, to exercise and to have fun. Whatever your needs and whoever you’re swimming with, there’s always a new swimming pool to dip your toes into in London.
Hampstead Heath Lido and Ponds
Hampstead Heath is already a great day out. Spanning 320 hectares of land, Hampstead Heath is well known for its natural parkland and wooded areas, allowing visitors to see nature for what it truly is. To add to the beauty, you can swim in the historic Parliament Hill Lido. Built in the late 1930’s, Parliament Hill Lido is a grade II listed lido near Gospel Oak Station. Another nearby Lido which allows visitors to embrace the natural beauty of the area is Hampstead Heath Ponds. A natural Pond area, the Hampstead Heath Ponds are unheated, thus allowing guests to really feel at one with nature. If you’re looking for a brisk swim in the London Autumn environment, then you’ll be right at home in Hampstead Heath Ponds.
London Fields Lido
Located in the Hackney area of North East London, London Fields Lido was reopened in 2006 after a 20 year campaign to reopen it. The resulting reopening led to the Lido become one of the most popular in the country. With an unheated swimming pool and design dating back to the 1930’s, the Lido is located in London Fields. What’s more, there are plenty of pubs and the famous Broadway Market Street food market every Sunday, perfect for after you’ve worked up an appetite in the beautiful surroundings of London Fields.
Montcalm Swimming Pools
If you’re looking for something a little more sheltered, the Montcalm hotel, home of many hotel deals in London is a great place to relax and have a swim. The Montcalm Royal London City and M by Montcalm are two of the Montcalm group hotels which offer relaxing spa and swim breaks. Whether you’re looking for a place to find the best in hotel relaxation or to get some exercise, the Montcalm Hotel will allow you the space you need alongside spa treatments and saunas. If you’d like to know more, just download the Montcalm Luxury Hotel App and find out extensive deals and information on the services they provide.
Ironmonger row baths
In 1931 the Ironmonger Row Baths was opened as a wash house and has since undergone a multi-million pound renovation which has led to the installation of two steam rooms and an ice cold plunge pool. Tantalising all the senses is the aim of the game, and the luxury of the three hour sessions you can book are a testament to just how relaxing this place can be. With beauty treatments and massages, the Ironmonger row baths bridges the gap between leisure centre and spa treatment.