Serpentine Lido


The lido is located in the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park and is open to the public during summer (from May until September).

Members of the Serpentine Swimming Club may swim all year at the lido, which also has bathing and children's play areas.

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Serpentine Lido

Kensington Gardens
W2 3XA
+44 (0)20 7706 3422
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Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Serpentine Lido

4.0 out of 5 19 August 2012
by Olivia E.

I was planning on spending a day here since July but then the Olympics started and my kid got the chickenpox blah blah blah so basically, yesterday was the first , danger free and sunny day we could all spend outside. Yay!

So! not surprisingly, the place was packed! There was a long queue for the tickets but they moved quite fast (no more than 10-15 minutes).

The prices are reasonable: £4...more

4.0 out of 5 23 July 2012
by Amme P.

While you can swim in the freezing lido, if you have children (10 and under, maybe 7 and under), you can't beat the children's paddling pool and play area overlooking the serpentine. Four pounds for an adult, one pound for 3-5s, and free for under 3s. There are life guards, bathrooms, and a sandwich shop. And most of the mummies there are very nice and friendly.more

4.0 out of 5 28 July 2011
by Zoe B.

Swimming in the Serpentine is an experience!

There are changing rooms and lockers and well, a lido.

Good luck if you can face the chilly English waters!

I thought it was fun :-)more

1.0 out of 5 12 July 2010
by Soistes

There is a small shallow paddle pool and a lido at the lake. The water is ... well it's a lake. The facilities are dirty.

No wonder many people prefer to simply dip their toes into the Diana Memorial fountain.more

4.0 out of 5 23 December 2008
by Derry N.

The Serpentine Swimmers club are famous for braving the cold and duck-infested waters here in almost any weather or season. I know this mostly because in the changing room of my local outdoor pool in Hackney, braggadocio Serpentine club members (sometimes old enough to be my grandfather) often cajole us weaklings for swimming in a lukewarm bath. Eager to see what the fuss was about, myself...more

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