Hillingdon Lido, formerly known as Uxbridge Lido, is a 50m, Grade 2 listed heated outdoor lido and located within the Hillingdon Sport & Leisure Complex, just off the A40 in West London. 

As well as now being a heated outdoor pool, at a comfortable 23C, the iconic lido is open 7am to 7pm weekdays and 8am to 5pm on weekends for a variety of sessions including Swim for All, Swim for Fitness and much more.

All swim sessions in the lido, for members and non-members, should be prebooked in advance and can be booked 7 days in advance either via the Better UK app on the Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex club page, or online here, to avoid disappointment.


If you are unable to book, please visit reception when you arrive, and the team will be able to help as long as spaces are available.

As well as the outdoor pool, there are outdoor lockers, changing cubicles and showers available for customer use, plus new sunbeds around the pool to relax on.  Refreshments are currently available from the indoor cafe, with an exciting new outdoor cafe coming soon.

If you are visiting us by car, Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex offers plenty of pay and display parking and if you are visiting us by public transport, Uxbridge is the nearest underground station, at the end of the Piccadilly line.

When you arrive for your session, any members can scan their booking code, via the better UK app directly at the lido turnstiles.  Any non-members or if you haven’t made a booking, please visit Reception in the leisure complex to arrange access.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hillingdon Lido this summer!

What’s On at the Lido

Swim for All

With summer on it's way, the outdoor heated lido is the perfect destination for family fun time. Our Swim for All sessions mean you can book in with family and friends to enjoy a casual swim, work on your strokes or float away any stress.  An array of floats are available for use during these sessions, or feel free to bring your own.  Swim for All sessions should be booked in advance online or via the Better UK app to avoid disappointment.

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A customer enjoying a swim for fitness session at Hillingdon's heated Lido.

Swim for Fitness

Swim for Fitness sessions are designated sessions for our customers wanting to swim lengths and keep fit. The Lido is split into 3 or 4 lanes and marked as fast, medium and slow – so you can swim at your own pace. Swim for Fitness sessions are for customers over 16 years, or those who are a club standard swimmer, and should be booked in advance online, or via the Better UK app, to avoid disappointment.

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COMING SOON – to the Lido is a new outdoor kiosk, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams poolside. The indoor café in the main leisure complex serves a wider range of food options, which can be brought out to the lido area.

Children enjoying a refreshing swim at our fantastic heated lido

Junior Gym & Swims

Our Hillingdon Junior Gym members have access to all Better leisure centre gyms and pools across the borough and can now also swim outdoors in the heated lido.  Our junior members can book in for a swim as part of their membership, during any Swim for All sessions.  Unaccompanied junior members must be confident swimmers and abide by the Swim Safely rules.  Lifeguards are of course supervising the pool at all times.

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Water Workout

This month we will be launching a brand new Water Work Out class in the outdoor lido. This class puts less stress on your joints and muscles. The impact of gravity is less in water allowing a greater range of motion. These classes are available to all members or you can pay as you go, if you aren’t yet a members.  Please look out for updates on social media and our website for when this class launches and when bookings are available.

Members enjoying a water workout at Hillingdon Lido

Swim Doctor

If you are training for an event or wanting to improve your technique and fitness, come and train with our resident Swim Doctor Charlotte Reisch, who is here to advise and help develop your fitness and technique.  These adult swimming fitness sessions are for small groups of 10 people, so spaces are limited.  Swim Doctor sessions currently run in the lido Saturday mornings  8am – 8.45am and Monday mornings 7:15am – 8am.

Book your Swim Doctor session

Sunloungers and poolside facilities

As part of our recent refurbishment of the lido we have plenty of new sun loungers for you to kick back and relax in the summer sun. So if you are staycationing this year, you can still fell that poolside holiday vibe. Sun loungers are available on a first come, first served basis and are free of charge.    You can store your belongings in our poolside lockers, with a £1 coin (which is returned after use) and use the outdoor change cubicles, showers and toilets too.

Sun Loungers for those looking to relax and enjoy the sunshine

Private Hire / Club Hire

Hillingdon Lido is available for hire all year round.  If you are a swim or triathlon club, a school or college, a business looking to hold a corporate event, or even a baptism, please get in touch for more details on pricing and availability. 


Swim memberships

Here at Hillingdon Lido we offer a range of memberships that include the use of our Lido.  For existing members across the borough, the following memberships also now allow access to the Lido as part of the membership:


  • Student
  • Partnership membership
  • Senior Partnership membership
  • Junior Partnership


With a better membership, you can swim in the Lido as often as you like, all for just the monthly fee.  All sessions still haver to be booked in advance.  Members can book  7 days in advance whereas non-members can only book 5 days in advance.  Find out more about our memberships here and join today.

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Swimming at Hillingdon

Swimming is a great way to have fun and get healthy. We offer four fantastic pools including: 50m indoor pool, 50m heated outdoor lido, indoor teaching pool and an indoor leisure pool.

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Indoor Swimming Pools

Hillingdon Sports & Leisure Complex is home to three indoor swimming pools that cater for a range of swim sessions and swimming lessons.

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