The UK's best public outdoor swimming pools, now that they're open again

Lauren Clark
·2-min read
Outdoor pools are reopening - and we've rounded up the best (Getty Images)
Outdoor pools are reopening - and we've rounded up the best (Getty Images)

While cooling off on a Mediterranean beach may be off the cards for many this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, there’s good news.

Outdoor pools can now open in the England for the first time since the country went into lockdown in late March.

This is great news for those keen to reap the immune system-boosting benefits of exercise, and keep their mental health in check.

Fortunately, there some great options for people wanting to brush up on their breast stroke - from the North East to the South West - including the nation’s stunning 1930’s lidos.

Read more: Is it possible to go swimming during the current coronavirus restrictions?

So, where can you go take a dip around the UK?

South East

Saltdean Lido, Brighton

The Oval Park, Brighton; saltdeanlido.org

Pells Pool, Lewes, East Sussex

Brook Street, Lewes; pellspool.org.uk

Lymington Sea Water Baths, Hampshire

Bath Road, Lymington; lymingtonseawaterbaths.org.uk

Arundel Lido, West Sussex

Queen Street, Arundel; arundel-lido.com

Bristol Lido, Bristol

Oakfield Place, Clifton, Bristol; lidobristol.com

South West

Sandford Parks Lido, Cheltenham

Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; sandfordparkslido.org.uk

Jubilee Pool, Cornwall

The Promenade, Penzance; jubileepool.co.uk

Bude Sea Pool, Cornwall

Bude; budeseapool.org

Thermae Bath Spa, Bath

The Hetling Pump Room, Bath; thermaebathspa.com

Tinside Lido, Plymouth

Hoe Road, Plymouth, Devon; everyoneactive.com/centre/tinside-lido

Tinside Lido in Plymouth is one of the facilities to reopen soon (Getty Images)
Tinside Lido in Plymouth is one of the facilities to reopen soon (Getty Images)

North East

Haltwhistle Swimming & Leisure Centre, Northumberland

Greencroft, Haltwhistle; haltwhistleleisure.co.uk

North West

Shap Swimming Pool, Cumbria

Gayle Avenue, Shap; shapswimmingpool.co.uk

Hathersage Swimming Pool, Peak District

Oddfellows Rd, Hathersage, Hope Valley; hathersageswimmingpool.co.uk

West Midlands

Droitwich Spa Lido, Worcestershire

Droitwich Spa Leisure Centre, Briar Mill; wychavonleisure.co.uk

Greater London

Thames Lido, Reading

Napier Rd, Reading; thameslido.com

Parliament Hill Lido, London

Parliament Hill Fields, Gospel Oak; parliamenthilllido.org

East Midlands

Jubilee Park Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

Stixwould Rd, Woodhall Spa; jubileeparkwoodhallspa.co.uk

East of England

Peterborough Lido, Cambridgeshire

Bishop's Rd, Peterborough; vivacity.org

Yorkshire and the Humber

Ilkley Pool & Lido, West Yorkshire

Denton Rd, Ilkley; bradford.gov.uk