London Fields Lido
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London Fields Lido is without a doubt one of my new favourite places to swim. They recently did it up (its been there since the 30's) and the facilities are great. First thing in the morning, you feel like you are swimming in a misty lake in the mountains in the middle of nowhere rather than smack bang in the middle of London. It's heated and open all year round so even in winter swimming here is great. With only £1 per go it's definitely my new pool of choice.
I have been here on a beautiful summer day and just managed to get in before a loooooong queue formed due to their "one out/one in" policy.
While it was pretty full inside, there was nevertheless good order. The rules are strict (no cameras, radios) but it's good.
The only thing that disappointed me a little is that the Lido really is only that: a huge, clean, lovely pool with a bit of concrete around it. No grassy areas to lie down on and if you leave the building to go to the adjacent park you are charged again for entrance.
So bring a soft towel and lots of 20p coins for the lockers. And sunscreen. And enjoy!
PS: As for child-friendly, that is probably true for babies but I don't think 2-10 year olds would enjoy swimming in lanes...
Have been here a few times since I moved to Hackney. What a great place. All the times I went was in the winter and sunny but bitterly cold, and I cannot say it was not a little nippy still, getting into the pool. But it is heated to 27 degrees, and after a few laps, you are warmed up fine. The place is amazing with steam rising off the water, and to swim outside is a fantastic experience. It is well maintained and in good order. Occasionally I see a leaf at the bottom of the pool, but that is not enough for me to run out screaming. Seems to be an adult only pool with the entire pool segregated into lanes. Which in my opinion is a great thing, and novel too. Makes me feel good to know I am not swimming through kids pee for once.
This lido is a bit of a trek for me, but it's well worth it. I'm not sure when the lido (originally from the 30s, I'm pretty sure) was renovated, but it's in fantastic condition and the facilities are incredible. It gets packed in the summer so avoid the predictable peak times (especially during children's holidays), but otherwise it's the most ideal place to swim. It's a 50 metre pool so a lovely swim and strenuous workout. Moreover the temperature is perfect, and i love the fact that it's open pretty much year-round. In the summer, it's a bit of a scene, and it's quite a sight seeing people taking the sun in.
People took the mick out of me when I suggested flexing our swimming muscles at London Fields lido. “It’s probably going to be full of robbers, raiding the changing rooms”, one friend said “Or hipsters drinking Vedett in their D&G Italian swimmers”, quipped another.
And how wrong could they have been? London fields’ lido is lovely. Perfect for when that (non existent) Great British Heatwave hits town and everyone decides to get out into the not quite sun and bask in that 20-degree heat. If you’re lucky. It’s a full length pool too, and filled by a great mix of old guys in Speedos getting their RDA of exercise, families on a day out and serious people in the fast lane, possibly training for the Olympics up the road.
It’s cheap as chips to get in, the water when I went was a steaming 26 degrees (oh yesss) you can get lessons if you are so inclined, they have special events and most importantly are also VERY CLEAN. I say this in capitals as I’m not anally retentive about most things, but swimming pool hygiene is one of them. Nothing quite irks me more than pools of unidentified grey goo in changing rooms, clumps of random hair and general minging-ness in swimming baths. Places like that (mentioning no names) are total verucca farms. And if you think you’re about to drown and perish (I’m a horrendous swimmer, so that threat is always near) there’s always a lifeguard on duty too.
I loved swimming at London Fields Lido on my day off.
It’s a pool with an atmosphere, like an extension of Broadway Market.
There was plenty of space in the lanes, the staff was kind, everything was clean and new. A feel-good place.
Fab. 2 mins from my front door is Hackney’s heated outdoor pool. Can be really busy pre-work hours and recently starting closing earlier making it impossible to go after work. Poo. Nothing like swimming outdoors in a heated pool in the dead of winter - try it!
This 50m olympic sized lido is a great hidden gem (well, off the tube network) and its especially notable because the water is heated, which makes for a very pleasant swim even in the winter months. I love floating around in the pool watching planes fly overhead.
The pool opens from 7:15am (8am weekends) to 4pm and costs £4 for an adult swimming session. There are five lanes and the pool is usually divided up so that kids can splash around while serious swimmers can get on with their laps.
Definitely worth a visit
5×50 meter lanes in this outdoor olympic all year heated newly refurbished lido
plus its well cheap, especially when you on the dull(£1)
great unisex outdoor showers as well, however you should keep your pants on.
If you love swimming you gonna adore this place even on a frosty winters morning.
please remember to take a pee before you swim:)
As you gently push through the water, noticing leaves fallen from the tree float on by, the crisp air kisses your face, as the warm waters massage your body, you could be forgiven for thinking you are swimming in a lake in Greece, or relaxing in a hot spring in Iceland? However, the place you are taking a dip is in the lido of London Fields, Hackney.
There is something special about swimming outdoors whatever the weather, and since it's £2.5 million overhaul, the lido is an absolute pleasure to visit. For me in the summer, it can get a wee bit busy, but anytime thereafter, you can truly feel like you are somewhere else completely. Locals get a discount price, but the pool is open to those from outside of Hackney too, so as long as you can brave the cold before jumping in and out, then a lido visit is must, you won't regret it.
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