The Serpentine Lido is, arguably, London's most iconic 'open water' swimming location. It is open on weekends throughout May (including the May Day Bank Holiday) and seven days a week from June to 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 6:00 am and 9:30 am and also during the famous race on Christmas day.