Well that one I just posted is by the sea - hence the views over the sea (you need to click on the thumbnails really to see the sea in the background - I've got some better pictures but they've also got me/kids in them so don't really want to post them up).Has anyone been to one of the lidos by the sea? They always look spectacular. Ovingdean maybe? Portsmouth I think.
I love lidos. I'd like to do a tour of lidos in much the same way that couple are touring railway stations. Christ this is like proof that I'm middle aged now.
I swam there quite a lot over winter this year - suuuuch a long shallow end. I do like it, but in all honesty it doesn't really have the same character as Brockwell and the park beside is not a patch on Brockwell Park. Also in this weather the temperature in Brockwell is far too hot 25.2 degrees today - definitely wouldn't want it to be heated! As I recall, Charlton was heated to about the same temperature over winter (apart from when the boiler broke).Without wishing to piss on brockwell lido's chips, Charlton Lido is a delight and has WARM water. yes, WARM
Fucksake!Wtf do they do this...
Brockwell Lido forced to close after vandals trash poolside
A popular lido has been forced to close as London basks in 26C heat.
Brockwell Lido in south London was targeted by vandals who threw items into the pool hours after events were held to mark its 80thanniversary.
The lido said it was shut because of a “poolside break-in” which damaged its alarm system.
Pictures from the site in Brockwell Park showed wooden benches and a gazebo in the water.
Historic London lido forced to close after vandals trash poolside
Yes, that was my thought yesterday - no theft (they've had the takings targeted on busy days before), not enough real damage to be mindless vandalism, & with enough savvy to damage the pool alarms meaning they have to delay opening until they're fixed - plus seemed oddly spiteful to target the day after the 80th anniversary.Having waited for it to open yesterday morning, I've gotten up for my pre-work swim this morning and it's happened again! Can't wait today. Paving torn up, lifeguards chair tossed into the water, the alarm system damaged again.
I can't believe it tbh. I'm wondering if it's someone with a grudge.
There are prices on this page. Not sure how accurate they are though.I've spent about an hour on the people for leisure or whatever website it is trying to find ticket prices for Tooting Lido. Can anyone let me know how much an afternoon ticket is for a 13 year old?
It seems to be classified information??
There are some parallels at Brockwell, but it's not quite as extreme as The Graun describes the London Fields situation. I think that this has more to do with the hyperlocal demographics.This is about London Fields Lido that I found interesting. I haven’t been in Brixton Lido for 10+ years. I was always very inclusive then as I remember. Is it still the same or is it more like described here: London Fields Lido: did saving a pool mean losing a community?