Charges and opening times for the Lido - City of London
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Lifeguard at the Parliament Hill Lido

Please note: at exceptionally busy times - such as hot weekends - the Lido may close its queue to help regulate the site and keep users safe. Please check our Twitter and Facebook pages for information on potential closures before travelling to the Heath.

How to apply for annual and season passes

You can apply for an annual or season pass to the Lido, the Bathing Ponds or both. These passes grant the pass holder unlimited visits to the site during the period that pass is valid for.

To apply for an annual or season pass, please complete a Season Ticket Application Form (100 KB) and return it in person to the ticket kiosk at the Lido.

Please remember to bring any proof of eligibility for concessionary rates with you. Full details are included in the document above.

Opening times

Period from Opening Last entry Vacate water
Morning swimming 7am 9am 9.30am
Day swimming 10am 6pm 6.30pm
Evening swimming* 6.45pm 8pm 8.30pm

Please note, swimmers must vacate the water, re-pay and re-enter at the end of each swimming period.

Evening swimming is on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for over 16s only. ID will be required for entry.


The following facilities are available on site:

  • Men's and women's changing rooms
  • Hot showers
  • A limited number of lockers requiring your own padlock
  • Supervised left luggage area
  • Separate areas for lane swimmers and leisure users
  • Limited formal seating 
  • Toilets


All income generated is used to help maintain these facilities and towards the cost of lifeguarding the Lido and Ponds. Thank you for supporting Hampstead Heath.

Please bring ID or documentation if you're buying a concessionary ticket.

Concessions are available for under 16s, full-time students, people over 60, people with disabilities and people claiming state benefits (including Jobseeker's Allowance).

Charge ​Fee
​Early morning, evening and winter swimming (Adult) £4
Early morning, evening and winter swimming (Concession)​ £2.50​
Single day ticket (Adult)​ £7
Single day ticket (Concession)​ £4​.50
Adult and child £10​
Family day ticket (2 adults, 2 children)​ £19​
Monthly ticket (Adult) £48​
Monthly ticket (Concession)​ £29​
Summer season pass (Adult)​ £136
Summer season pass (Concession)​ £82
12 month season pass (Adult)​ £200​
12 month season pass (Concession)​ £120​

All facilities charges

These annual and summer passes cover access to both the Parliament Hill Lido and our Bathing Ponds.

​Charge ​Fee
​Summer season pass (Adult) £154
Summer season pass (Concession)​ £92
12 month season pass (Adult)​ £222​
12 month season pass (Concessionary)​ £133
08 August 2014
Last Modified:
16 August 2018