Early mornings and the winter months are the preserve of the Serpentine Swimming Club, but from May to September there’s a warm welcome for everyone in this section of the Serpentine lake – although the water is not heated. It’s not chlorinated either, a boon for swimmers who prefer to avoid the stuff, as well as to the wildlife (you may find yourself sharing a dip with the local ducks and swans). The gated family area with a (chlorinated) paddling pool, sandpit and swings means parents can relax while their children play. There's a private sunbathing area and sun loungers for hire and a kiosk within the lido grounds makes it possible to order from the popular Lido Café next door.
|Venue name:||Serpentine Lido||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||10am-6pm weekends and bank holidays in May; 10am-6pm daily June-Aug|
|Transport:||Tube: Hyde Park Corner/Lancaster Gate|
|Price:||£4.50, £3.50 concs, £1.50 children (over three), £10 family ticket (two adults and up to four children)|