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Address: (Lower end of) Millfield Lane | Hampstead Heath, London N6 , England
Phone Number: 44 20 7485 4491
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Divine bathing

We went here on one of the hottest days of the year --- it was 30+ C. The water was divine, cool enough to be refreshing, but not so much that you had to move around to keep warm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went here on one of the hottest days of the year --- it was 30+ C. The water was divine, cool enough to be refreshing, but not so much that you had to move around to keep warm; I particularly enjoyed just floating with my eyes closed. It was very clean --- slightly green from algae etc., but few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is my favourite place for a swim in London. No chlorine and the odd duck swimming past! Need to be able to swim well as there is no bottom to the pond but temperatures in the summer are comparable to local pools so if you don't like the cold wait till the summer, however the cold water is surprisingly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The Hampstead swimming ponds are one of the cities calmest, most pleasant spaces - especially the Ladies pond which is very beautiful. Though swimming in these ponds may not be everybodys cup of tea they have lovely sunbathing areas too. The water can be chilly, but perfect on a summers day. An escape from the hustle and bustle of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My sister swims here regularly and i thought she must be mad but i went along last week and had a lovely relaxing outdoor swim. After the initial shock of the cold water it was just so calming swimming leisurely around the pond with the ducks! My sister swims here all year round - but don't think she'll convince me... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Men's pond has a small area set aside for nude sun bathing, friendly crowd mainly gay. Some really horny guys can get there some days!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011

Three beautiful ponds on Hampstead Heath where you can swim with the ducks and fish. One is ladies only, one is the men's pond and one is mixed.

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