Open-air swimming is internationally famous on Hampstead Heath with the Ladies’ Pond, the Men’s Pond, the Mixed Pond and the Parliament Hill Lido. The Ladies’ and Men’s Ponds are unique in the United Kingdom in being the only life-guarded open-water swimming facilities open to the public every day of the year. The Lido is a 60 × 27 metre uncovered, unheated swimming pool at Parliament Hill.
Please note that apart from life-guarded areas of swimming ponds, swimming in Hampstead Heath ponds is very dangerous and not permitted.
Water temperature for Hampstead Heath swimmers
Lido: 20°C; Ladies' Pond: 21°C; Men's Pond: 21°C; Mixed Pond: 22°C as of 9 July 2015.
Please email for details of 2015/16 swimming season tickets for the Lido, the swimming ponds and all swimming facilities.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
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