With London savouring the sunshine this week, try our top 3 places in the capital to cool off in the heat.
1. The Serpentine Lido – Located in Hyde Park, Just around the corner from Flemings The Serpentine Lido has been a Londoner’s escape for over 100 years. Experience the outdoors in a unique atmosphere and enjoy a relaxing sunbathe and swim in the Serpentine – possibly accompanied by local ducks and swans! It’s all right here in the middle of London.
2. The Hampstead Heath Pools – Open-air swimming is internationally famous on Hampstead Heath being the only life-guarded open-water swimming facilities open to the public every day of the year. For a refreshing dip, the ponds at Hampstead Heath offer a peaceful swimming experience surrounded by beautiful greenery. The Lido is a 60 x 27 meter uncovered swimming pool at Parliament Hill.
3. Tooting Bec Lido – The country’s largest outdoor freshwater pool is known for its bright and cheery coloured changing huts. As well as the 90m long pool, there is also a children’s paddling pool with nearby gazebo shaded area. A new entrance and café enhance the experience for all the family.
After a relaxing afternoon spent swimming, head back to the secluded Townhouse courtyard at Flemings. The perfect place to while away a warm summers evening. With a BBQ and drinks The Townhouse is the ultimate Mayfair pied-a-terre.