As temperatures continue to rise in south London, we have put together a list of the best locations to cool off this weekend.
Whether you’re thinking of taking the family or going out with friends, south London has some great spots for a quick swim.
The Met Office has issued a red extreme heat warning from Monday, meaning a risk to life is likely as temperatures could hit 40C.
This highest warning, covering London and parts of central England, warns of widespread impacts to people’s lives.
So, we decided to compile the most popular swimming spots across south London.
Here is the list:
Beckenham Place Park Swimming Lake
Address: Beckenham Hill Road, Beckenham BR3 1SY
Monday: 7am to 3pm
Wednesday: 7am to 3pm
Friday: 7am to 3pm
Saturday: 8am to 3pm
Sunday: 8am to 3pm
Swimmers will have to book in advance and pay electronically before taking a dip, but a beach area will be free to use for paddling
You must be over 8 years to swim in the lake.
Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
You must be able to swim 25 metres confidently.
Address: Brockwell Park, Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0PA
This place offers a range of facilities including a 50-meter outdoor swimming pool and a gym with fitness equipment.
Group exercise classes such as yoga, and pilates are also available.
Address: Hornfair Park, Shooters Hill Rd, London SE18 4LX
After an extensive, £2 million refurbishment, this 50-metre, Olympic-sized pool in the heart of Greenwich reopened to the public in early 2013.
The facility is fully heated and has two sun terraces, with a café, gym and fitness studio also on the site.
Tooting Bec Lido
Address: Tooting Bec Rd, London SW16 1RU
A 91.5-meter open-air swimming pool in the heart of Tooting.
Swimmers can take a break after their dip in the relaxation and sunbathing area.
You must book on the Places Leisure website in advance to attend.
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