London lido named 'one of UK's best' to host free pool party and diving sessions

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Nestled in the corner of Brockwell Park, Brockwell Lido is a favourite of South Londoners. The much-loved local landmark, with its 50m outdoor swimming pool, has been at the heart of the community since 1937.

It's also recently been named as one of the 20 best lidos and outdoor pools in the UK by The Telegraph. And to celebrate its 87th anniversary, Brockwell Lido is throwing a free 'birthday bash' this weekend.

The event will run tomorrow (July 6), with activities taking place throughout the day. There'll be something for everyone to enjoy, including a pool party with inflatables and lessons to learn how to dive.

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The annual birthday event aims to unite community and welcome the summer months -Credit:Brockwell Lido

As well as marking the special occasion, the celebrations will support the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank. All proceeds from the day will be donated to the charity.

Scarlett Hayward, General Manager of Brockwell Lido, said: "It has been amazing to see how far the Lido has come with the renovations and improvements and we are looking forward to celebrating the Summer with our local residents. It is always a pleasure to be able to work with local Brixton businesses and charities to bring these community events to life and we are excited to welcome all, Lido regulars and newbies alike, to this party."

Highlights of the day include water zorbing - a large inflatable plastic ball that allows you to walk, run, and even jump on the surface of the water. A Brockwell Lido regular is also to set to bring her swing band to perform live, and Streamline Swims will be hosting 'Dive in Five' sessions teaching people how to execute the perfect dive with expert tips and guidance.

Brockwell Lido is located at Brockwell Park, Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0PA.Find out more information about the event and book your ticket and activities here.

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