Hillingdon Lido, formerly known as Uxbridge Lido, is a 50m, Grade 2 listed outdoor lido and located within the Hillingdon Sport & Leisure Complex, just off the A40 in West London. The iconic lido will be open for Swim for Fitness from April–October.

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. Please present proof of purchase at reception as screenshots shown at the entrance are not sufficient.

As well as the outdoor pool, you'll find areas to change both indoors and outdoors, lockers and showers available for customer use. 

What’s On at the 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.

Outdoor Aqua Aerobics

Fresh air and exercise at our outdoor pool sound like a dream. This class puts less stress on your joints and muscles. The impact of gravity is less in the water, allowing a greater range of motion. These classes are available during the summer months to all members, or you can pay as you go if you aren’t yet a member. Please look for updates on social media and our website for when this class launches and bookings are available.

Swim for All

During the summer, the outdoor lido is also open for Swim for All sessions, which are the perfect way to spend fun time with family or friends. Whether you want to play in the water, float away any stress or work on your strokes, these sessions are a perfect get away during the warmer months. An array of floats are available during these sessions or feel free to bring your own.

Swim Doctor

If you are training for an event or want 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 will be available to book during the summer months only.

Children's splash pool

Children's splash pool

During the summer, the outdoor children’s splash pool is also open for Swim for All sessions, which is a fantastic way to spend fun time with family or friends. This pool is perfect for younger children and is heated to 25 Degrees during the summer months.


Stay refreshed with Hillingdon Sports & Leisure Complex café. Our café is open during the summer months and is lockated in the main leisure complex. Café serves a wide range of food and drink options, which can be brought out to the lido area. On top of that we also have the outside catering area, where we serve ice cream, cold drinks and snacks.

Sun loungers 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 feel 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 (returned after use) and use the outdoor change cubicles, showers and toilets.

Introduction to Cold Water Swimming

Ever wanted to try cold water swimming?

Why not come and join one of our ITCWS sessions and reap the benefits of cold water swimming. These 1 hour standalone sessions cover all the basics you’ll need to make that first plunge in our historic lido; sessions include a small class room element followed by practical aspects (hot drinks will be provided throughout).

For more information 


Private Hire / Club Hire

Hillingdon Lido is available for hire from May to October. 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.

Find out more about our memberships

Swimming at Hillingdon

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

Find out more

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.

Find out more

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, please book in advance via the Better UK app on the Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex club page, or online (see above) to avoid disappointment.

How long can I swim for?

You'll find the length of the session on the app or online at the time of booking. 

How many sessions can I book in a day?

Members can book one free session a day. Members can book a second session but this will be charged. 

Can I just turn up?

Yes, but to avoid disappointment we advise you pre-book your swimming sessions.

Can I bring umbrellas, deck chairs, snorkels, inflatables etc?

As long as there's space, you can bring umbrellas and deckchairs. Plus, you're welcome to use snorkels, inflatables, floats and other water aids in the pool. 

Is there a café at the centre?

You'll find a café selling a range of refreshments both inside and outside the centre. 

What temperature is the water?

The Lido is currently unheated. The small pool will be heated to 25 degrees during the summer months.

What temperature does the water need to be for me to swim?

There is no minimum water temperature to swim in, however we do strongly recommend wearing wetsuits to avoid hypothermia in the colder months. Alongside this it’s also advised to bring a warm drink to help for after the swim.

What can I wear to swim at Hillingdon Lido?

Please familiarise yourself with our swim safety rules prior to visiting the lido, which includes what to wear. Please do not wear thongs at the lido.

Do the sessions still go ahead when it rains?

Yes, as long as it is safe to do so.

How much are the lockers?

Lockers cost £1, which will be returned to you.

Is there anywhere to change and leave my belongings?

You'll find cubicles on the poolside plus lockers, showers and toilets. 

What does it cost to swim?

You'll find the costs below: 


Kids £5.50 

Adults £11 

Hillingdon Residents

Kids £4.60 

Adult £7.70 

Can children swim?

Children are welcome to swim during the Swim for All sessions.

What is the last entrance time?

To find out all session times, please see on the app or online and pre-book. Please come at your pre-booked session time.

Can I hire towels?

Towels for hire are not available at Hillingdon Lido. 

Do you have swimming hats, goggles to purchase?

Yes, you can buy swimming accessories at the main reception. 

Is there anything else I need to bring?

Apart from the essentials, there is nothing else that you will need to bring with you. During colder months we also highly recommend bringing a hot drink to help with warming back up after your swim. This can also be purchased from our café.

How can I claim lost property?

You can recover any lost property at the main reception. 

Do you hold gender specific sessions?

No, we currently do not hold women-only/men-only sessions. 

Is parking available and if so, how much does it cost?

Yes, parking is available at an additional cost. 

Is there a separate area for spectators?

No, spectators need to book a swim slot as we don't have a separate spectators area. 

Can I bring alcohol with me?

Please do not bring alcohol with you. We may ask to search your bag and any alcohol found will be disposed of.

Can I smoke or vape at Hillingdon Lido?

No, you cannot smoke or vape at Hillingdon Lido.