The Serpentine Lido  

 
 
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Hyde Park, South Kensington, London W2 3XA
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Weekends throughout May (including May Day Bank Holiday) | 1st Jun to 13th Sep: Daily 10am-6pm
 
PRICES
£4 (Adults), £3 (Concs), £1 (Under 16s - must be accompanied by an adult)
 

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The Serpentine LidoA hugely popular swimming venue, every summer Hyde Park's lovely lake invites London folk to plunge into its watery depths. It's a great option for aqua fun in the very heart of the city. The Serpentine itself was created in 1730 by damming the Westbourne - a small tributary of the River Thames - in order that Queen Caroline might have a spot for the royal yachts to mess about on. People have been taking a dip in these regal waters for hundreds of years. Essentially a cornered off area of the lake, the swimming area is found on the south side of the expanse of water and is clearly roped off. This doesn't stop the odd duck roaming among the swimmers. Beside the lido area there is a lovely sunbathing spot where an attractively tiled veranda hosts many a lounging sun worshipper hoping to soak up some rays. They have a fairly decent range of available deck chairs (for a small fee) if you really want to chill-out in comfort. Frazzled parents can enjoy an hour of respite as their inexhaustible tots happily splash around in the delightful paddling pool. If you get peckish, The Lido Cafe next door is a very pleasant little spot for a snack. It really is a great environment for summer fun and surprisingly continental on a warm day.

 

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Underground Stations

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Lancaster Gate Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
8 minutes walk
 
Royal Garden Hotel NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Cheval Thorney Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £471  40% off
Palace Gate, W8 | 9 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
Offering timeless elegance within Kensington, the Cheval Thorney Court apartments located by Kensington Gardens; are furnished with a timeless Georgian style - Regency stripes, leather-topped writing ... More
 
 
 
Corus Hyde Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  23% off
1-7 Lancaster Gate, W2 | 9 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
The glorious expanses of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens form the backdrop for this tastefully decorated, modern, comfortable hotel. Located just down the road from Paddington ... More
 
 
 
Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £223  25% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 9 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
You can really tell the Italian influence on this London branch of the Roman boutique hotel group. Not only is it located a short step from ... More
 
 
 
 
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Hyde Park
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Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 9 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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Pierre Huyghe: UUmwelt
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd October 2018 to 10th February 2019 - 10am-6pm
The Serpentine Lido, Kensington Gardens, W2 | Same location as The Serpentine Lido
The conceptual artist creates an artificial ecosystem inside the gallery, releasing hordes of flies which interact with images generated from human brain activity which are being ...More
 
 
 
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Grace Wales Bonner
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th January to 15th February 2019
The Serpentine Lido, West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, W2 | 1 minute from The Serpentine Lido
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Cirque Du Soleil: Totem
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th January to 26th February 2019
The Serpentine Lido, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | Same location as The Serpentine Lido
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 1 minute from The Serpentine Lido
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London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 4 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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London > Shopping > Clothing
17-21 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 11 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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National Geographic Store
London > Shopping > Specialists
102a Brompton Road, Soho, London SW3 | 11 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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London > Shopping > Eyewear
16 Knightsbridge Green, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 11 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
190 Queen's Gate, Gore Hotel, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
189 - 190 Queens Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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London > Education > Other Attractions
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London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 12 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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London > Nightlife > Bars
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
Can accomodate for up to 5200 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Serpentine Lido
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Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

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Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

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