The Serpentine Lido is, arguably, London's most iconic 'open water' swimming location. In 2022, it will be open to the public from the summer (exact date tbc) until early September.
Alongside the Serpentine Lido is the Lido Cafe Bar which has waterside tables and is the ideal place to enjoy a snack, meal or a glass of wine.
The Serpentine Swimming Club is the oldest swimming club in Britain. They swim every day in the Lido area between 5:30 am and 9:30 am and also during the famous race on Christmas day.