As temperatures continue to rise in south London, we have put together a list of the best locations to cool off this weekend.

Whether you’re thinking of taking the family or going out with friends, south London has some great spots for a quick swim.

The Met Office has issued a red extreme heat warning from Monday, meaning a risk to life is likely as temperatures could hit 40C.

This highest warning, covering London and parts of central England, warns of widespread impacts to people's lives.

So, we decided to compile the most popular swimming spots across south London.

Here is the list:


Beckenham Place Park Swimming Lake

Address: Beckenham Hill Road, Beckenham BR3 1SY

Opening hours:

Monday: 7am to 3pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 7am to 3pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 7am to 3pm

Saturday: 8am to 3pm

Sunday: 8am to 3pm

Swimmers will have to book in advance and pay electronically before taking a dip, but a beach area will be free to use for paddling

You must be over 8 years to swim in the lake.

Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

You must be able to swim 25 metres confidently.


Brockwell Lido

Address: Brockwell Park, Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0PA

Opening Hours:

Monday: 6:30am–9pm

Tuesday: 6:30am–9pm

Wednesday: 6:30am–9pm


Friday: 6:30am–7pm


Sunday: 7:30am–6:30pm

This place offers a range of facilities including a 50-meter outdoor swimming pool and a gym with fitness equipment.

Group exercise classes such as yoga, and pilates are also available.


Charlton Lido

Address: Hornfair Park, Shooters Hill Rd, London SE18 4LX

Opening Hours:  

Monday: 6:30am–8pm

Tuesday: 6:30am–8pm

Wednesday: 6:30am–8pm

Thursday: 6:30am–8pm

Friday: 6:30am–8pm

Saturday: 8am–4pm

Sunday: 8am–4pm

After an extensive, £2 million refurbishment, this 50-metre, Olympic-sized pool in the heart of Greenwich reopened to the public in early 2013.

The facility is fully heated and has two sun terraces, with a café, gym and fitness studio also on the site.


Tooting Bec Lido

Address: Tooting Bec Rd, London SW16 1RU

Opening Hours:

Monday: 6am–8pm

Tuesday: 6am–8pm

Wednesday: 6am–8pm

Thursday: 6am–8pm

Friday: 6am–8pm

Saturday: 6am–8pm

Sunday: 6am–8pm

A 91.5-meter open-air swimming pool in the heart of Tooting.

Swimmers can take a break after their dip in the relaxation and sunbathing area.

You must book on the Places Leisure website in advance to attend.

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