Tooting Bec Lido

London, England, UNITED KINGDOM

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Tooting Bec Lido
[Open to the public from May 1 to September 30, only]
Tooting Bec Road, Tooting, Wandsworth, South London
London, England SW16 1RU
(020) 8871 7198 from May to the end of September. From October through April, see the contact information in the South London Swimming Club site, linked to its name, below.

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Standard tariff: £7.70; SC(65) £4.70. After 6 PM £4.70. The pool is open to the general public from May 1 through September 30 only. [September, 2019]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
100y (91.4m) x 33y (31.47m), unstriped, 0.9m - 2.1m depth, outdoors, unheated, 5º - 21ºC (41º - 70ºF).


Bus: 155, 249, 319, 355; Tube: Tooting Bec, Balham; Rail: Balham.
Historical County
London Metropolitan Area
51.431612, -0.138877

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
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Facility Notes

The pool is one of the largest in Europe and has been operating since 1906! It is open as a public pool in summer, and used year-round by the South London Swimming Club.

Facility Reviews

Inevitably crowded in summer, this pool provides a rare experience for hardy swimmers prepared to brave the unheated water from late-August onwards. The surrounding trees make the water a bit "leafy," and the poolside changing cubicles are Spartan,although there are modern changing facilities either side of the new entrance. Worth trying at least once, just to see what it’s like swimming a full 90 metres while trains speed past on the adjacent railway line!