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


  • 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

Apply online 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.

Bathing Pond opening times

Ladies' and Men's Bathing Ponds

Period from Open Vacate water Vacate facility
24 March 7am 4.30pm 4.45pm
14 April 7am 6.30pm 6.45pm
15 May 7am 8.30pm 8.45pm
18 August 7am 7.30pm 7.45pm
27 August 7am 6.30pm 6.45pm
23 September 7am 4.30pm 4.45pm
27 October 7am 2.15pm 2.30pm
1 December 7.30am 2.45pm 3pm
26 January 7am 2.15pm 2.30pm
22 March 7am 4.30pm 4.45pm

Mixed Bathing Pond

The Mixed Bathing Pond is now closed to the public for the winter season.

Swimmers wishing to use the Mixed Pond during the winter must join the Hampstead Heath Winter Swimming Club. Membership is open to all adults for a fee of £15. Members of the club swim at their own risk without lifeguards.

Contact Marc Hutchinson for details or to join.


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:
18 December 2019