Gordon House Road Gospel Oak Hampstead Heath North London NW5 1L
Looking for free things to do in Parliament Hill Lido and the Hampstead Heath area? Below is a selection of paid and free activities in Parliament Hill Lido
The Parliament Hill Lido was built in 1938 and refurbished in 2005 making it one of the oldest and most famous lidos in London. The Grade II-listed lido in Parliament Hill measures a substantial 60 metres by 27 metres which also makes it one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in London.
It has a stainless steel pool liner (the only one in an outdoor pool in the UK) which gives the water a metallic shimmer - not that you'll be able to tell when it's packed full of people on a sunny day. The lido is unheated so it can feel very chilly, but wetsuits can be used (if the lifeguard is in a good mood).
There are two sessions a day (7-9am and 10am-6pm) with an additional adults-only evening session on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. There's a paddling pool for under-fives and a cafe.
There is also a sauna available in winter season.
For details of Parliament Hill Lido booking and tickets you will need to call the Hampstead Heath Information Service on 020 7485 3873.