Thank you to Alison Harvie, one of our regular swimmers who sent us this testimonial about why she loves coming to the lido.


London Fields Lido is one of my favourite places in the world – we are incredibly lucky to have an Olympic sized, outdoor and HEATED pool on the doorstep in East London.

The facilities are great – and even better since the recent refurbishment. The new outside showers let you watch the sky and the pool whilst rinsing off, and indoors there’s even underfloor heating in the changing rooms. Everything is spick and span – with more showers, free hairdryers, that useful swimming costume spinning machine thing and lockers that give you your money back!

All the staff are super friendly and they help foster a wonderful community in and around the pool. I’ve recently started taking advantage of the free (for members and cheap for everyone else) Swim Doctor classes, which has really improved my technique whilst being fun at the same time.

It’s not all about speedy front crawl though, I’ve got to know so many people from the local area and further afield in the shallow end. The lido is a true community asset and I intend never to take it for granted.