Serpentine Lido

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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.

Venue Details & Map

Serpentine Lido

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

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 8 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Serpentine Lido

4.0 out of 5
01 July 2015
by Meike B.

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

3.0 out of 5
19 June 2016
by Karishma P.

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

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
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

5.0 out of 5
01 September 2017
by Amanda M.

I feel like I'm so much more British now that I've actually been here and swum in the lido!!!! Hazahhhhh!!!!

It's rated 5 because it's just something you need to do once. There aren't many days when it gets hot enough to actually jump in the water, but you should give it a go at some point! It's about £4.50 per person and the grassy part by the water fills up fast but you can also lay on the... more

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