As the city streets start to feel warmer, what better time to talk about London’s lido life? It’s no surprise that Time Out’s list of the best includes the Hampstead Heath swimming ponds, or the Serpentine lake at Knightsbridge. But other lidos at Covent Garden, Hackney and Crouch End are a well kept secret you might like to know about when viewing London property for sale or rent.

While year round outdoor swimming isn’t for the faint-hearted, if you swear by its its benefits you’ll be pleased to see that many London lidos open whatever the season. Another pleasing aspect to lidos like the beautiful art deco offering at Brockwell is that they indicate a wider sense of community. Brockwell itself hosts community events and even has its own user group, dedicated to meeting the needs of the local area. And Hackney London Fields’ pool is now thriving after being saved by a neighbourhood campaign in 2006.

While London’s tourist hotspots are busy in the summer months, its residential areas feel emptier. So you can enjoy the colourful Tooting Bec pool or grade-two listed Parliament Hill Lido in relative peace. 

Some of London’s lidos date back over a hundred years. If you love discovering these hidden layers of London’s history, you’ll love the period properties that are a Dexters speciality. 

Contact our period properties team for more details.