The best lidos and outdoor pools in the UK have been named - here are the 4 in London

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 31: A swimmer enjoys the heatwave in the lido at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure complex on July 31, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. Some cities are set to see highs of up to 35 degrees today as a mini heatwave reaches the United Kingdom. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
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Summer is well and truly here at least in temperatures if not always in weather. The sun makes all Londoners want to cool off and what better way than in a local lido or outdoor pool.

Recently, The Telegraph published a list of 20 of the best best lidos and outdoor pools in the UK and it turns out that four are in our fair city. Lidos are a great way to cool down with the cold fresh water.

When the summer heatwave returns, there's no better place to be. We at MyLondon have all the information you need on London's four best lidos.

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Brockwell Lido

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Brockwell Lido serves artisan pizzas in its cafe -Credit:Getty Images - In Pictures Ltd./Corbis

Brockwell Lido is in Brockwell Park in Herne Hill. The lido dates all the way back to 1937 and is a key part of the Herne Hill community. It has gone through a few redevelopments and in 2007, they built a gym, spa, and fitness studios to make it an all-year-round leisure complex.

The pool is 50 metres long and unheated. There is an outdoor sauna terrace to sunbathe on. The cafe does artisan pizzas from pizzeria Four Hundred Rabbits along with all the usual treats, plus it looks out onto the pool.

Tooting Bec Lido

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Tooting Bec Lido is the largest freshwater pool in the UK -Credit:Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Staying in South London, another lido on The Telegraph's list was Tooting Bec Lido on Tooting Common. The lido has the largest freshwater swimming pool in the UK and is a very popular filming location too because of the litany of colours they have in the changing cubicles.

Brad Pitt's boxing pool scene in Snatch was even filmed at the Lido. People aged 16 or over pay £9.40 to get in, with children costing £5.20. You could even get a family pass for two adults and two children for £24.30.

Parliament Hill Lido

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Parliament Hill Lido in Hampstead Heath is one of four swimming spots on the Heath -Credit:Getty

Going across the river now, the next lido on the list is Parliament Hill Lido. This unheated pool is at the foot of Hampstead Heath, near Gospel Oak and is special in the fact that it is open 365 days a year.

It is one of several swimming spots in Hampstead Heath with three swimming ponds in the park. The pool costs £8.20 for adults, £4.90 for concessions and £2.50 for children under 16 during the morning and afternoon. If you get yourself down to one of the evening or breakfast sessions it's £4.70 for adults, £2.80 for concessions and free for children.

London Fields Lido

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London Fields Lido reopened in 2006 -Credit:London fields lido

The last London lido on the list was London Fields Lido. Originally closed in 1988, the lido reopened in 2006 after campaigning by locals and became a real hotspot for those in the area. Located in London Fields Park, this lido has a 50m heated pool and a cafe.

Members' prices are discounted but for casual visitors, it is £6 for adults and £3.50 for under 16s.

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