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Tooting Bec Lido, London

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#5 of 15 in Nature in London
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. Make Tooting Bec Lido a part of your London vacation plans using our London day trip planning app .
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  • Tooting Bec is the granddaddy of London lidos. According to Wikipedia It is the largest freshwater swimming pool (by surface area) in the UK and is 91.44 m long and 30.18 m wide. It is quite hard to f...  more »
  • Big Olympic size pool ‍♀️ with lots of green area to sit around for picnics in summer bring your family and friends they will Enjoy swimming and the atmosphere is safe and clean they also have a cafe ...  more »
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  • Very easy and quick to get access. Pool temperature was well maintained. On a sunny day, it will be worth spending whole day cause you can take break from the pool, have some snacks or coffee, read books sitting on the bench nearby and jump on the pool again. It's fun.
  • One of my favourite places in the whole world. Open to the public May to October, 100 yards by 33 yards making it one of the largest pools. Kids paddling pool as well. Some grassy areas near paddling pool and concrete sundeck plus new step seating for hot days by the larger pool. Open to South London Swimming Club members only during the winter. If you are coming on a forecast hot day come early, be prepared to queue and bear in mind the car park is small, but you can park in roads nearby as this area is unrestricted parking. In the summer when it's open to the public the cafe is open and you can bring in a picnic but no glass or alcohol is allowed.
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