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The best place to stay cool on the hottest day of the year. Wonderful experience and only £2 (take coins with you for the machine). Changing facilities are basic and nowhere to lock valuables. Cold shower and toilets on site.
I have wanted to swim in Hampstead ponds for a long time. This dream was fulfilled on Sunday. It was a pleasant, warmish day- just right for a cold dip. It was cold too! But soon warmed up and it was so exhilarating, swimming with the ducks, heron and of course, other ladies who…
I loved how relaxed I felt in the pond, and in the area around them. I wouldn’t have thought I was in the heart of London. Reassuring to have lifeguards too.
We loved our visit here - a very special experience, swimming in the wild on hampstead heath - such a relaxing, peaceful and lovely experience. So so glad we did it. There are lifeguards and changing facilities but no lockers for valuables, so don't take any or you will have to…
I love outdoor swimming and have always wanted to experience the Highgate Bathing Ponds and finally ventured into the Men's Pond on a warm May day. First some practicalities. Entry is £2 paid by coins into a machine, not notes or plastic. The communal changing area is very basic…