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A photo of the wooden revetment at the Highgate Men's Pond water's edge.

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 (100KB) 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.


  • Toilets are available close to the ponds but not on-site. Please see our Hampstead Heath Map (2MB)
  • No lockers or supervised areas are available. Belongings are left at your own risk
  • Cold showers are available at all of our ponds
  • Hot showers are available at the Ladies Pond

Bathing Pond opening times

Ladies' and Men's Bathing Ponds

Period from Open Vacate water Vacate facility
25 March 7am 4.30pm 4.45pm
15 April 7am 6.30pm 6.45pm
6 May 7am 8.30pm 8.45pm
19 August 7am 7.30pm 7.45pm
28 August 7am 6.30pm 6.45pm
24 September 7am 4.30pm 4.45pm
28 October 7am 2.15pm 2.30pm
2 December 7.30am 2.45pm 3pm
27 January 7am 2.15pm 2.30pm
24 March 7am 4.30pm 4.45pm

Mixed Bathing Pond

The Mixed Pond is now closed to the general public until Wednesday 1 May 2019.

Adults wanting to swim at the Mixed Pond during the winter season can join the Hampstead Heath Winter Swimming Club for an annual fee of £15. To enquire about joining, please email Marc Hutchinson.

Please note: winter swimming at the Mixed Pond is not lifeguarded and swimmers use the site at their own risk.


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).

Bathing Ponds charges

These tickets and passes cover access to our Bathing Ponds only.

​Charge ​Fee
​Single day ticket (Adult) £2​
Single day ticket (Concession)​ £1​
Summer season pass (Adult)​ £66​
Summer season pass (Concession)​ £33​
12 month season pass (Adult)​ £125
12 month season pass (Concession)​ £66​

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 (Concessionary)​ £92
12 month season pass (Adult)​ £222​
12 month season pass (Concessionary)​ £133
07 June 2016
Last Modified:
12 October 2018