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Here’s a round up of London’s best lidos with places to work out and brunch in-between…

Serpentine
Photo: Serpentine Bar & Kitchen by @nicsisland

SERPENTINE LIDO (HYDE PARK)

Travel: High Street Kensington (District & Circle) or Bayswater (District & Circle)

Work out: Nearby studios include: Core Collective, Barrecore and Rabble. If you fancy a spot of tennis instead, book a court at the Hyde Park Tennis & Sports Centre.

Brunch: Serpentine Bar & Kitchen for scrambled eggs and smoked salmon (expect large portions!) In the summer, a Gin Bar serves up jugs of Pimm’s, draft beers and zesty cocktails. Also check out Lido Cafe Bar or Good Life Eatery in Belgravia.

Swim: Serpentine Lido

Brockwell Lido
Photo: Milkwood Kitchen & Bar

BROCKWELL LIDO (BROCKWELL PARK)

Travel: Brixton (Victoria)

Work out: Nearby studios include: Hotpod yogaFierce Grace, Fuse and Fison fitness.

Brunch: Brockwell Lido Café for avocado on toast with home-pickled chilli, washed down with a Bloody Mary. Or visit Milkwood Kitchen & Bar for eggs and a Bellini (weekend brunch is served from 9.30am until 4pm).

Swim: Brockwell Lido

Hampstead Heath
Photo: Ginger & White by rosielondoner

PARLIAMENT HILL LIDO OR BATHING PONDS (HAMPSTEAD HEATH)

Travel: Hampstead (Northern) or Tufnell Park (Northern)

Work out: Heartcore on the high street or Wild Fitness on Hampstead Heath.

Brunch: Ginger & White for eggs and smoked salmon, homemade smoky beans on toasted potato sourdough. Or a coffee and a cake. If you’re on the heath, bring a picnic or pop into Parliament Hill Cafe.

Swim: Choose between Parliament Hill Lido or Hampstead Heath Bathing Ponds.

London Fields Lido
Photo: Wringer & Mangle

LONDON FIELDS LIDO (LONDON FIELDS)

Travel: Bethnal Green (Central) or London Fields (Overground)

Work out: Tempo Pilates, London Fields Fitness or Hotpod Yoga

Brunch: Wringer & Mangle for a spicy sweet potato and sweetcorn hash with poached egg washed down with flutes of Prosecco. This is a great party spot that will make you want to linger for hours.

Swim: London Fields Lido

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