Here at Outdoor Swimmer magazine, we’re big advocates of a cold water swim, but we understand that swimming outdoors in winter might not be for everyone. Here’s a list of our favourite heated lidos, so you can enjoy outdoor swimming even in the winter months.
1 – Lido Bristol
Built in 1850, Lido Bristol’s Victorian architecture was inspired by Egyptian design. This Victorian swimming bath is heated to 20-24 degrees year-round and comes equipped with a sauna, hot tub and steam room, making for a great outdoor swimming spot, particularly during the colder months.
2 – London Fields Lido
London Fields Lido in Hackney boasts a 50m Olympic sized, heated outdoor swimming pool, perfect for keeping up with your training plans through winter.
The Lido is also set to get a new learner’s pool as part of a £4.5 million upgrade to make the pool more accessible to adults and children learning how to swim.
3 – Charlton Lido
Dubbed ‘London’s premier fitness destination,’ this 50m pool in south London is heated to 25°C and offers lane swimming all throughout the winter months.
4 – Hathersage Swimming Pool
Located in the small village of Hathersage in Derbyshire with stunning views of the Peak District, this open-air pool is heated to 28°C, making it an ideal spot for an outdoor swim no matter what the temperature is outside.
5 – Jubilee Park Lido
Nestled amongst the rose gardens of Jubilee Park in Lincolnshire, this heated 33m pool boasts a baby pool, slide and fountain – perfect for entertaining younger swimmers over the school holidays.