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Okay. I'm not as tough as the poms, I admit it right now. I came to London in November 2018, with my wetsuit, dead keen to swim the whole 2 weeks I was here in Parliament Hill Lido - unheated, but such a beautiful place,...More
Date of experience: November 2018
Hampstead_Heath_CoL, Manager at Parliament Hill Lido, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018
We're sorry you found it a hard going! Cold water swimming is tricky even for us natives. Almost everyone you'll see swimming here at this time of year will have been here throughout autumn if not the whole year, which means they'll have...More
I visited here a few weeks ago when the weather was very hot. The bins were overflowing, so much so that ice cream wrappers had blown into the pool. When I mentioned this to one of the attendants, she merely said "there is another bin...More
This pool is awesome, without kids before 09.30.
It has this huge stainless steel bottom to bring it up to modern times and a nice if pricey cafe but that’s about it. However had to deduct three stars as the changing rooms, toilets and showers...More
Had a brilliant day at lido with the family. The children loved it, they were in the water for hours😁 The staff at lido are lovely and very happy to help with anything your not happy with. There are also constables available to go to...More
Good place to cool down in the summer heat. The water in unheated but is great when the sun us too hot. Only problem is that the building is derelict and unusable im my opinion. Especially the changing rooms and toilet. You would expect better...More
Pretty expensive entrance cost. Impressive sized pool with a little slide for the kids, and a tiny kiddy pool. Despite the heatwave London was having, the water was pretty cold. Also a small cafe with snacks and ice creams.
Oh what a wonderful pool 🏊♀️ for all... swimming lanes for those dedicated to the cause and just as much fun can be had by the youngsters ... on site cafe, food and coffee ... or bring your own picnic, plenty of room to set...More
Quite apart from the pool which is a lovely (unheated) temperature, the nice length (60 meters) and the shiny bottom, the staff - and notably Maxine - are lovely. Locals will know that early morning swims are the best. Very convenient to the Gospel Oaks...More