Open-air swimming is internationally famous on Hampstead Heath with the Ladies' Pond, the Men's Pond, the Mixed Pond and the Parliament Hill Lido.
The Ladies' and Men's Ponds are unique in the United Kingdom in being the only life-guarded open-water swimming facilities open to the public every day of the year. The Lido is a 60 x 27 metre uncovered, unheated swimming pool at Parliament Hill.
Hampstead Heath is one of London's most popular open spaces, situated just six kilometres from Trafalgar Square.
An island of beautiful countryside, the magic of Hampstead Heath lies not only in its rich wildlife and extensive sports and recreational opportunities, but also in its proximity and accessibility to millions of people.
So, if you're not feeling up for a swim there is also a zoo, an athletics track, an education centre and extensive children's facilities to keep you entertained.