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Opening times:See below
Admission:See below
Telephone:020 7485 5757
Email:Hampstead Heath
Address:Mixed Pond
Hampstead Heath

London NW3 1BP
The Mixed Pond is closed until further notice following the announcement of the third national lockdown on Monday 4 January.

Mixed Pond is a natural bathing pond and one of London's best open air swimming spots.

Winter Season

From Monday 26 October until May 2021, the Mixed Pond is closed to the public and operated by the Winter Swimming Club. For more information email the Winter Swimming Club

Water temperature

We regularly tweet the water temperature at the pond on Twitter.

Check our Twitter feed

Facilities

  • Lifeguards on duty
  • Changing rooms
  • Outdoor showers

Tickets

Ticket fees
Ticket Adult price Concession price
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

Season tickets

If you are a regular swimmer, you can save by getting a season ticket for the Lido, the Ponds or both.

Apply for a season ticket

Restrictions

  • Strong swimmers only. The ponds are deep and can be very cold.
  • Strong swimmers age 8-15 are allowed if accompanied by an adult.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a limit of people allowed in the Pond. This will be managed at the gate.
  • Swim wear must be worn.
  • Assistance dogs only allowed in the facilities.
  • No lockers and valuables are left at your own risk.
  • Blue-green algae has recently been identified at the pond - avoid drinking the water and shower after swimming

Untreated Water

The levels of micro-organisms fluctuates in this untreated water. High levels pose a risk to your health and often occur after rain and where there is a lot of swimmers in the pond. The risk of illness is greater for children, the elderly or immunocompromised people and some overseas visitors, as they can have lower immunity. The dangers include: mild-gastroenteritis or eye, ear and respiratory infections. We recommend you consult a doctor if you have any health concerns, avoid swallowing pond water and shower before and after bathing.

Getting here

The Hampstead Mixed Pond is located near East Heath Road on Hampstead Heath.

Public transport

The nearest stations to the Men's Pond are:

  • Hampstead Heath on the Overground Line (7 minute walk)
  • Hampstead on the Northern Line (13 minute walk)

Visit TfL's Journey Planner to plan your trip to the Pond.

Parking

There is parking available at East Heath Car Park.

Donations

All money received from swimming is gratefully received and is reinvested to support the costs of Lifeguarding and operating the Pond, thank you for your support. You can make an additional donation to Hampstead Heath (Registered Charity no. 803392).

Water Quality

Following the discovery of a blocked sewer north of Kenwood Ladies’ Pond on 17 September 2020, a series of water quality tests were commissioned by the City of London. You can view the results of the three bathing ponds below, in addition to water quality results from earlier in the summer.

Water Quality Results PDF (171KB)

Date submitted: 9/24/20
Opening times:See below
Admission:See below
Telephone:020 7485 5757
Email:Hampstead Heath
Address:Mixed Pond
Hampstead Heath

London NW3 1BP