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Swimming at Hampstead Heath

Swimming on Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath is home to some of the best outdoor swimming spots in London including three natural bathing ponds and one 60m Lido.

Kenwood Ladies' Bathing Pond now open

The Ladies' Pond re-opened at 7am on Monday 12 October following a closure due to a water quality issue. The Pond will be open normal winter opening hours which you can view here along with FAQs on this recent closure and water quality test results (scroll to bottom of page).

Entry Fee
Ticket Adult Concession
Single Day Ticket £4 £2.40
  • Cash (no change given) or card payment accepted
  • Contact details will be taken by staff to comply with the Government's Test and Trace scheme
  • The income generated at the Ponds and Lido contributes towards the cost of Life-guarding and operating them all year round

Season tickets

If you are a regular swimmer, Season Tickets offer great value. 

Season ticket prices
Type of ticket Adult Concession
Lido - 1 month pass £48 £29
Lido - 6 month pass £136 £82
Lido - 12 month pass £200 £120
Bathing Ponds - 6 month pass £66 £33
Bathing Ponds - 12 month pass £125 £66
All facilities - 6 month pass £154 £92
All facilities - 12 month pass £222 £133

When you purchase a season ticket you will be issued with a wristband which you can use to 'tap in' when you swim. Replacement cost of lost wristband is £5.

Apply for a season ticket

If you cannot fill in the Season Ticket Application online then paper copies will be available at the Bathing Ponds, Lido and Parliament Hill office. 

Partnership with Loylap

Each wristband has a unique number encoded into it, and this number is linked to an individual's account. The wristband will only track the date and time at which it is tapped against the device at the entrances to the Bathing Ponds and Parliament Hill Fields Lido.

The City of London Corporation is working with Loylap as a Service Partner to manage the Wristband Season Ticket Holder accounts. LoyLap do not share your personal data or contact information with 3rd parties and expressly do not use your information for marketing purposes.

Read our full privacy notice.

As a season ticket holder at the Hampstead Heath Bathing Ponds and/or the Parliament Hill Fields Lido, once you receive your Wristband Season Ticket you will then receive an email from Loylap inviting you to create an account and set a password. This is optional and if you choose not to set up your account you will still be able to use your wristband Season Ticket to swim.

If you do choose to set up an account, you will soon be able to:

  • Manage, link and remove your wristband season ticket through the Heath App
  • Renew season tickets
  • Get weather warnings and announcements for the Bathing Ponds and Lido


Concessions for under 16s, students, over 60s, those on Job Seekers Allowance, those in receipt of Universal Credit or in receipt of the Personal Independence Payment or with a Disabled Card are available. You will be asked to provide proof of eligibility when you apply.

Free morning swim

Those over the age of 60 and under the age of 16 are eligible for a free morning swim from 7am until 9.30am. Choose the Free Morning Swim option on the Season Ticket Application Form. You will be asked to provide proof of eligibility when you apply.


Carers can accompany a swimmer for free - please email the Heath Team for further information.

Do you know a swimmer who can't apply online?

If you know of anyone who requires assistance buying a season ticket please ask them to speak to staff at the Ponds, Lido,  Parliament Hill Office or to email the Heath Team and we will assist them.

Are you an existing season ticket holder?

If you have not heard from us regarding your Season Ticket, please email the Heath Team