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So you've decided to take a dip outdoors now that the British summer has (somewhat belatedly) arrived. 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 packed full of amazing lidos to dip all ten 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 1970's restored gems via Bloomsbury-era natural ponds, there's a pool suitable for everyone's swimming requirements. Here in no particular order, are some of London's most charming outdoor pools worth that chilly-warm up bit when you get out and remember it's only 15 degrees.
This article was originally published 19th May 2016