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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.

Ladies Pond temporarily closed

Due to a sewage leak in the vicinity, the Ladies Pond has been temporarily closed while water quality is tested.

The Mixed Bathing Pond is open between 7am-4.30pm for mixed swimming and there will be a ladies' only swimming session between 4.45pm - 6.30pm. The Lido is open 7am-1.00pm for mixed swimming, and there will be a ladies' only session from 1.30pm- 4.30pm.

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. 

Concessions

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

Carers can accompany a swimmer for free - please email: HH-swimming@cityoflondon.gov.uk 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: HH-swimming@cityoflondon.gov.uk 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: HH-swimming@cityoflondon.gov.uk