The Serpentine Lido  

 
 
ADDRESS
Hyde Park, South Kensington, London W2 3XA
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Weekends throughout May (including May Day Bank Holiday) | 1st Jun to 13th Sep: Daily 10am-6pm
 
PRICES
£4 (Adults), £3 (Concs), £1 (Under 16s - must be accompanied by an adult)
 

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The Serpentine LidoA hugely popular swimming venue, every summer Hyde Park's lovely lake invites London folk to plunge into its watery depths. It's a great option for aqua fun in the very heart of the city. The Serpentine itself was created in 1730 by damming the Westbourne - a small tributary of the River Thames - in order that Queen Caroline might have a spot for the royal yachts to mess about on. People have been taking a dip in these regal waters for hundreds of years. Essentially a cornered off area of the lake, the swimming area is found on the south side of the expanse of water and is clearly roped off. This doesn't stop the odd duck roaming among the swimmers. Beside the lido area there is a lovely sunbathing spot where an attractively tiled veranda hosts many a lounging sun worshipper hoping to soak up some rays. They have a fairly decent range of available deck chairs (for a small fee) if you really want to chill-out in comfort. Frazzled parents can enjoy an hour of respite as their inexhaustible tots happily splash around in the delightful paddling pool. If you get peckish, The Lido Cafe next door is a very pleasant little spot for a snack. It really is a great environment for summer fun and surprisingly continental on a warm day.

 

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Underground Stations

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Lancaster Gate Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
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Railway Stations

 
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
8 minutes walk
 
Royal Garden Hotel NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Cheval Thorney Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £298  34% off
Palace Gate, W8 | 9 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
Offering timeless elegance within Kensington, the Cheval Thorney Court apartments located by Kensington Gardens; are furnished with a timeless Georgian style - Regency stripes, leather-topped writing ... More
 
 
 
Corus Hyde Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  28% off
1-7 Lancaster Gate, W2 | 9 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
The glorious expanses of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens form the backdrop for this tastefully decorated, modern, comfortable hotel. Located just down the road from Paddington ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £646  36% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 9 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 21st December 2017 at 12.30pm, 22nd December 2017 at 2.30pm & 23rd December 2017 at 12.30pm and 4.15pm
The Serpentine Lido, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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The Serpentine Lido, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 12 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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Rose Wylie
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery W2 2AR W2 3XA - 0 minute walk from The Serpentine Lido

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Royal Albert Hall 5 minutes walk from The Serpentine Lido

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Royal Albert Hall 5 minutes walk from The Serpentine Lido

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Royal Albert Hall 5 minutes walk from The Serpentine Lido

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Hyde Park 9 minutes walk from The Serpentine Lido

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Seasonal | Until 1st January 2018 

Hyde Park 9 minutes walk from The Serpentine Lido

Don your skates and glide around the glittering ice rink set within the hugely popular Hyde Park Winter Wonderland which ...More

 
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Hyde Park 9 minutes walk from The Serpentine Lido

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Hyde Park 9 minutes walk from The Serpentine Lido

Richard Cadell joins Sooty, Sweep and Soo to stage a variety show for Christmas....More

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Science Museum 10 minutes walk from The Serpentine Lido

This autumn, the Science Museum celebrates India's contribution to science, technology and mathematics with its special Illuminating India season. The ...More

 

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