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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Today was the first time that I was in this part of Hyde Park so early on a Sunday morning and it was quite interesting to finally see people swimming in "that" water.
We saw people run & cycle to this spot, strip down, quick stop under one of the 2 showers on the side and straight in to the water it was.
We were in awe at the bravery & courage of these men. I tend to do a funny jig around...more
Considering how long I've lived in the area and how often I've walked or cycled past, it is a miracle that I waited until today to have a swim in Serpentine Lido - on the hottest day of the year!! We arrived before noon and didn't have to queue - different story when I left around 2.30pm ...
Compared to other lidos, this one's not spectacular, but I just love the fact that you have the...more
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
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