Keep fit and cool at these outdoor swimming pools and lidos near Wimbledon, South West London. Content Editor, Jessica Cesana shares the top five…
Want to escape the heat wave and stay fit and relax at the same time? The outdoor swimming pools and lidos across South West London are the perfect place to go. For this long-awaited summer, check the availability before going there and book your slot in advance. Also, be aware that there will be some new rules in place for safety.
1. Hampton Pool, Hampton
Close to Bushy Park and Kingston upon Thames; Hampton Pool has reopened the main pool for lane swimming and family swim sessions. They have also reopened the learner pool for families with small children, as well as some outdoor fitness classes. If you fancy some refreshments after exercising, the café is open.
High Street, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 2ST
Opening hours: Time-limited slots (Pre-booking required via app or website up to two days in advance)
2. Pools on the Park, Richmond
If you want to swim and you are in Richmond, the outdoor pool at Pools on the Park is currently open and if you want some healthy snacks to take away, you can go to the Café Sisi. Just remember to choose a date and time available and book it in advance.
Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road, Richmond TW9 2SF
Opening hours: Time-limited slots (Pre-booking required via app, website or phone up to seven days in advance)
3. David Lloyd, Raynes Park
The place to go where you and your children can enjoy a variety of activities that will keep you fit. From swimming in the 20m outdoor pool to taking swimming lessons with an expert and sunbathing beside the pool.
Bushey Road, Raynes Park, London SW20 8TE
Opening hours: Open only to David Lloyd members.
Indoor Pool – Weekdays 10am – 8pm / Weekends 10am – 7:30pm.
Outdoor Pool – Weekdays 1pm – 6pm / Weekends 10am – 6pm.
Outside of these hours the pools will be available for adult only swim.
4. Brockwell Lido, Brixton
If you want to cool off this summer, simply book a swimming slot at Brockwell Lido in Brixton. You can swim in the 50m outdoor pool.
Brockwell Park, Dulwich Rd SE24 0PA
Opening hours: 50-minute slots (Pre-booking required via Fusion app or website in advance)
5. Tooting Bec Lido, Tooting Bec
Opening on 12th August, the Tooting Bec Lido with its colourful changing rooms is the largest outdoor pool in England. Save the date and start booking your swimming slot from today. The lido’s grass surrounds will remain closed to ensure safety.
Tooting Bec Road, Tooting, London SW16 1RU
Opening hours: Specific time slots for swimmers (pre-booking required via app, website or phone)
Written By: Jessica Cesana | Content Editor