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Summer in Hackney

Explore summer in Hackney with our new map of playgrounds, pools, picnic areas, drinking fountains, walking routes and more:

London Fields Lido

London Fields Lido is a 50m, heated (25c), outdoor pool, open whatever the weather. The lido is in the north-west corner of London Fields Park and is run by Better, a charitable social enterprise.


  • 50m floodlit Olympic sized outdoor pool
  • lane swimming available all day
  • one to one swimming lessons
  • advice and instruction for members and non members during swimfit sessions
  • sun terrace
  • café
  • a new reception area
  • fully redesigned and refurbished changing rooms and toilet facilities
  • family changing facilities
  • new internal lockers (all lockers, including those on poolside, are now £1 returnable)
  • full refurbishment of the pool tank and tiles


  • pool hoist
  • ramp access
  • accessible toilet
  • accessible changing facilities
  • wheelchair access to poolside facilities

If you’re disabled, you and your carer can swim for free throughout Hackney.



Included in pre-paid membership.

  • non-members – adults: £4.80, juniors: £2.85
  • pay and play members – adults: £3.45, juniors: £2
  • pay and play concession members – adults and children: £1.25

Free swimming in Hackney

If you’re a Hackney resident and are under 18, over 60, disabled or a carer, you can swim for free, all year round, at Britannia Leisure Centre, Clissold Leisure Centre and Kings Hall Leisure Centre. Simply visit your nearest leisure centre with proof of age and address and complete a short form. Your membership lasts for one year and you can renew it by completing the form again.

Fitness classes

Included in pre-paid membership.

  • non-members – adults: £8.10, juniors: £4.80
  • pay and play members – adults: £5.65, juniors: £3.45
  • pay and play concession members – adults: £4.05, juniors: £2.40

Membership options

There are a number of membership options available, including monthly direct debit (pre-paid membership) and pay and play memberships.

For the latest news, membership options and full details of all prices, please visit membership and pricing.


There is some limited on-street parking (metered). However the lido is within easy walking distance of both Hackney Central and London Fields stations.

Page updated on: 17 July 2019

London Fields Lido


London Fields Westside
E8 3EU

Opening times

  • 6.30am - 9pm, Mon-Sun