With temperatures in London breaking records this summer, it’s important to try and stay as cool as possible which can be difficult when you live in the city. The good news is that there are lots of ways to beat the heat if you know where to look, and here’s a few of them.
Did you know that there are three swimming ponds in Hampstead Heath? One mixed, one Ladies and one Men’s. They are regularly monitored for cleanliness and temperature and there are changing rooms and showers. There are also surrounding grassy areas to sunbathe or picnic on after a refreshing swim! It’s best to get there early if it’s a hot day so you can claim your spot!
If wild swimming isn’t your cup of tea but you like the idea of swimming outside, there are many lidos to choose from in London too. Parliament Hill Lido is popular with families as well as perfect for anyone who fancies a dip to cool off in the hot weather followed by some sunbathing and your favourite read. As with the Ponds, there are plenty of helpful lifeguards who make the safety of the swimmers their priority.
Enjoy yourselves this summer and make sure you use plenty of sun cream!