Whether you are rekindling your passion for swimming or dive bombing it in the deep end, head to some of our favourite open air lido's this summer to enjoy a picnic and soak up the summer sun. Here's our guide to the loveliest lidos to take a dip.









Taken by: @rhona94

To beat the heat this summer we recommend braving it in Shoalstone Lido, a fantastic freshwater open-air swimming pool located in Devon's sunny town of Brixham. This lido has been a popular spot for bathers and leisure seekers since 1926 and its stunning outdoor location lends character and distinction. If you don't want to spend all your time in the water there is also a newly refurbished café.







Taken by: @liddyvaldas

There’s no better way to escape the stresses of city life than to go for an outdoor swim. Why not try out London Field's Lido, located in Hackney. This is London's only 50-metre heated outdoor pool, so if you have been inspired by this years swimming Olympians then this is the pool for you!








Taken by: @beckychurch20

This classy and modern lido is located in Bristol and is perfect for a romantic treat or a place to meet up with friends. After a tiring yourself out in the pool we highly recommend you visit the well renowned restaurant to fill up on calories burnt!










Taken by@brionycooke

Ilkley's lido is uniquely mushroom-shaped and looks out onto a poster-perfect view of the cow and calf rock formation on Ilkley Moor. With a large flat grassy area alongside the pool this lido is perfect for a spot of picnicking.

If you think we have missed a gem in our list of favourite outdoor lidos please let us know...