Deliciously warm and irresistible – The London Fields lido re-opens in east London!
Olympic in size and warm enough to swim in all year round, the London Fields Lido in Hackney is open to the public again after an absence of more than 20 years. £2.5 million pounds has been spent on the refurbishment, leaving east Londoners with the city’s one and only Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool and possibly the best Lido in London.
The water temperature is an extremely enticing 25 degrees regardless of the time of year. There are plans to put up a retractable roof in order to keep the warm air locked inside in winter.
The London Fields Lido was built back in 1932 and apart from closing during the Second World War, remained open until 1986 when it was shut down after the abolishment of the Greater London Council.
This 50 metres long and 17 metres wide pool is one of Hackney’s best kept secrets but it is there for all to use, tourists and locals alike.
This tantalising outdoor pool is situated in the North West corner of London Fields Park, not far from London Fields Underground station.
Admission charges for the Hackney lido are £4.10 for adults and £2.50 for children under the age of fifteen. Opening hours are 7.45 am until 6.45 pm Monday to Friday and 8.00 am to 6.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
To avoid being splashed by overzealous children, a lane is put on for more serious swimmers wanting to swim lengths. Swimming classes are also put on at the Hackney Lido and all abilities are welcome.
The Lido offers quite an experience to the visitor, swimming in delightfully warm temperatures whilst being surrounded by the constant whirl of London outdoor life….The best Lido in London! Simply jump on the tube with your swimwear and towel and a few pounds in your pocket and enjoy an essentially Mediterranean lifestyle trait in the heart of east London.