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A busy Parliament Hill Lido

Swimming at Hampstead Heath

Open-air swimming is internationally famous on Hampstead Heath with the Ladies’ Pond, the Men’s Pond, the Mixed Pond and the Parliament Hill Lido. The Ladies’ and Men’s Ponds are unique in the United Kingdom in being the only life-guarded open-water swimming facilities open to the public every day of the year. The Lido is a 60 x 27 metre uncovered, unheated swimming pool at Parliament Hill.

For details of opening hours and prices telephone the Swimming on Hampstead Heath Information Service on 020 7485 3873 or view pages 67 - 71 of the Hampstead Heath Diary (837KB).

Other important information on swimming

Water temperature for Hampstead Heath swimmers

Lido: 13°C; Ladies' Pond: 12°C; Men's Pond: 12°C as of 22 April 2014

Other helpful information 

Five day weather forecast from the BBC​​

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