The weather is looking good for our architecture ride tomorrow looking at London’s lidos:
Our next architecture ride takes place on Saturday 20 August 2011 and will be looking at London’s open air lidos. We will be starting with Lambeth’s very own lido in Brockwell Park and then we will ride to Tooting Bec Lido, built by unemployed men in 1906 and probably the largest outdoor pool in Europe.
We ride up the lively River Wandle as far as King George’s Park, site of the now redeveloped Wandsworth Bathing Pool. Into Clapham Junction for a direct train to Gospel Oak and Parliament Hill Lido at the south end of Hampstead Heath. Built in 1938, this was the most expensive of the London County Council pools of the period and is now the sleekest, its stainless steel lining reflecting the sun. Bring a costume! Also nearby: Highgate Ponds – women’s, men’s and mixed – Kenwood House and its Brew House cafe.
Meet 10:45 at Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Road, London, SE24 0PA (in car park) for 11:00 start.
Bring a picnic lunch.
Questions? Contact Geraldine firstname.lastname@example.org or 07739 232598