Top 5 Lidos & Outdoor Pools in The UK

The sun has finally got its hat on here in the UK, so it’s time to come out to play. And what better way to make the most of the warmer weather than dipping your toe in the wonderful world of outdoor swimming?

Lidos might sound a little retro, but they’re making a big splash at the moment, with lots of old pools getting refurbished to capitalize on the renewed interest.

Ready to take the plunge?

Here our are top picks of lidos and outdoor pools.

1. The Lido, Bristol

Tucked away on a colourful street in the heart of the Clifton area of Bristol, if you didn’t know what you were looking for The Lido would be easy to miss.

Once you’ve found it though, there’ll be no stopping you.

Dive into the lush water and enjoy the decor of the surrounding restored Victorian buildings.

When you’re finished, there’s a luxurious spa onsite, so make the most of the specially tailored treatments.

There’s also a top-notch restaurant for you to refuel and you might just fancy another dip afterwards.


2. Brockwell Lido, South London

Located in Brockwell Park, South London, the Brockwell Lido was founded in 1937.

It’s now a Grade II listed building, and its Art deco decor will take you right back.

Alongside the pool, there’s plenty of other activities on offer if you just fancy a quick paddle.

Go for a workout in the gym or enjoy the luxurious hydrotherapy facilities.

It’s run as a charity, so rest assured that your visit will ensure that future generations will also get to enjoy the unique lido experience.


3. Jubilee Pool, Penzance

The Jubilee Pool in Penzance is a little bit different and whole lot lush.

It offers the chance to swim in fresh sea water in an safe, enclosed area, all surround by fab Art Deco styling.

There are lots of events going on in the pool over the summer, and occasional late openings to make the most of the seasonal sun.

And of course, once you’re done there’s the whole of Cornwall to explore!



4. Hampstead Heath Ladies’ Pond, London

Another curveball, Number 4 on our list isn’t a pool per se.

As you might guess from the name, it’s an adapted pond — actually it’s a collection of them, but this ladies only locale ticks our boxes.

Get away from the hubub of city life with a quick dip in this idyll and you’ll surely feel instantly reset.

Go with your pals for a girly catch-up or simply enjoy the tranquility and grab some well-deserved me time.

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5. Thermae Pool, Bath

Looking for something a little upmarket?

Indulge yourself in the only natural thermal spa in the UK.

Situated in Bath, it’s a great location if you fancy a relaxing weekend away from London.

Enjoy the rooftop pool, get a spa treatment, and sit down for cocktails and a bite to eat at the restaurant when you’re done.

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