This summer's (somewhat unexpected) heatwave means that everyone is desperate to take a dip. Once you've packed a towel and a Penguin classic, it's probably time to start thinking about where you're going to show off your front crawl. London is overflowing with lidos to dip all 10 toes into – whether you're looking for a kid-friendly watering hole, or somewhere to hang all day with friends, this city is a treasure trove of outdoor swimming options. From art deco beauties to 1970s restored gems via Bloomsbury-era natural ponds, there's a pool for everyone. In no particular order, here are some of London's most charming outdoor pools. Dive in!
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