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 54 - 58 of the Hampstead Heath Diary (2mb).
Swimming Summer Season
The Swimming Summer Season is up and running from Saturday 4 May, with the Mixed Pond open from 7am to 6.30pm (vacate water) 6.45pm (vacate facility).
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 2 May 2013.
Other helpful information
Five day weather forecast from the BBC