London Fields Lido is set to close from the end of November until spring 2017, while urgent repair works are carried out.
London Fields Lido closure FAQs
Why is the Lido closing?
We have discovered major problems with the screed / render (which hold the tiles to the pool tank) in the walls and floor pool. This has already resulted in tiles coming off the pool walls and is likely to lead to further tile failures in the future.
What needs to be done to fix it?
The results of the investigative works have recommended that a full screed, render and tile replacement is carried out to the entire pool tank and walls.
How long will it take to repair?
The remedial works will require the full closure of the Lido towards the end of November 2016 until Spring 2017.
Is the work likely to take longer?
It is not anticipated that the work will take longer. However, the actual timescale will not be known until the contractor is on site and the work is underway.
Are any other repairs being done at same time?
Yes. Over the last two years the Council and GLL have been looking at options to improve the Lido by providing modern and efficient facilities that meet the demands and expectations of the local community. One of these options involves reconfiguring the indoor changing rooms and reception area.
As the Lido has to close for the repair works, we want to improve the changing rooms and reception area at the same time. This will avoid another closure of the Lido in the future and allow it to open with some noticeable improvements after the closure period.
Can I comment on the plans for the reception and indoor changing rooms' refurbishment?
Yes, you can either feedback your comments directly to Julie Simpson (Interim Project Manager) at email@example.com by Friday 11 November 2016, or come and view the proposals at 2 drop-in sessions we are holding on Tuesday 1 November between 3.00 - 7.00 p.m. and Wednesday 9 November between 8.00 a.m. - 12 noon and speak to the team directly.
What will happen to my membership?
If you are a pre-paid member, you will be able to continue swimming, at no additional cost, at the other Council swimming pools ie Britannia Leisure Centre, Clissold Leisure Centre and Kings Hall Leisure Centre, and your membership has also been temporarily extended to allow you to enjoy the new health and fitness facilities at Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre when the Lido closes. You will also be able to swim at any GLL (Better) operated swimming pool, including the London Aquatics Centre (Olympic Park) and the newly refurbished Charlton Lido and Lifestyle Club (see contact details below).
However, if you would like to freeze, suspend or cancel your membership when the Lido closes, please contact Nicola Flaherty (General Manager) - Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org
Where else can people swim?
Customers will be able to swim at the other Council swimming pools or at any GLL (Better) operated swimming pool including the London Aquatics Centre and the newly refurbished Charlton Lido and Lifestyle Club.
- Britannia Leisure Centre
- Charlton Lido and Lifestyle Club
- Clissold Leisure Centre
- Kings Hall Leisure Centre
- London Aquatics Centre (Olympic Park)
Do I pay any extra to swim there?
If you are already a member of London Fields Lido, you won't have to pay anything extra to use these facilities. If you aren't a member, you will have to pay the Centre's normal swim price.
Will the membership transferal be for a fixed period or will it be extended if the works overrun?
It will be extended if the works overrun.
What will happen to school and Club bookings?
GLL is keen to accommodate all existing hirers across neighbouring facilities, subject to availability. Please contact Nicola Flaherty (General Manager) - Nicola.email@example.com to discuss your specific requirements and the options available to you.
London Fields Lido is a 50m, heated (25c), outdoor pool, open whatever the weather. The lido is in the north-west corner of London Fields Park and is run by Better, a charitable social enterprise.
- 50m floodlit Olympic sized outdoor pool
- lane swimming available all day
- one to one swimming lessons
- advice and instruction for members and non members during swimfit sessions
- sun terrace
- pool hoist
- ramp access
- accessible toilet
- accessible changing facilities
- wheelchair access to poolside facilities
If you're disabled, you and your carer can swim for free throughout Hackney.
Included in pre-paid membership.
- non-members - adults: £4.80, juniors: £2.85
- pay and play members - adults: £3.45, juniors: £2
- pay and play concession members - adults and children: £1.25
Free swimming in Hackney
If you're a Hackney resident and are under 18, over 60, disabled or a carer, you can swim for free, all year round, at Britannia Leisure Centre, Clissold Leisure Centre and Kings Hall Leisure Centre. Simply visit your nearest leisure centre with proof of age and address and complete a short form. Your membership lasts for one year and you can renew it by completing the form again.
Included in pre-paid membership.
- non-members - adults: £8.10, juniors: £4.80
- pay and play members - adults: £5.65, juniors: £3.45
- pay and play concession members - adults: £4.05, juniors: £2.40
There are a number of membership options available, including monthly direct debit (pre-paid membership) and pay and play memberships.
For the latest news, membership options and full details of all prices, please visit membership and pricing.
There is some limited on-street parking (metered). However the lido is within easy walking distance of both Hackney Central and London Fields stations.
For more information about London Fields Lido please contact us or see Better - London Fields Lido.