Swimming History Picture of the Week: Uxbridge Lido

Swimming History: Uxbridge Lido (2007)

Uxbridge Lido (2007)

Jonathan Knott writes in the Londonist: Originally built in 1935, this pool’s future was thrown into doubt in the eighties, from when it opened sporadically until closing its doors in 1998. As the lido lay in disuse for over a decade, many people feared it might never return to its former glory, but in 2010 it was opened by Boris Johnson as part of the new Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex.

Having been out of use for so long, and with an indoor 50m pool next door, it is a marvel that the lido has been restored at all, and that it holds on to so much individual character is a further cause of celebration. This pool is a real asset to this part of London and deserves to attract visitors from these parts and beyond. More…

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