Blue-green algae bloom forces Swim Serpentine Club to temporarily close

Swimming has been closed at the Serpentine Swimming Club in Hyde Park, London, until further notice due to a blue-green algae bloom.

Serpentine Swimming Club have said that they do not have any definitive information on how long the bloom will last.

Based on a previous episode over twelve years ago, they anticipate “a few days” without swimming.

The gates to the swimming area are now shut – with swimmers who had planned to swim at the lake this week told to make alternative plans elsewhere.