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Are you allowed to swim in the Serpentine?


Are you allowed to swim in the Serpentine?

It’s outdoor pool is currently open, and bookings must be made using the Better UK app in advance. Sessions last for an hour, with lane swimming only and no backstroke allowed.

How deep is the Serpentine in Hyde Park?

5.3 m
The Serpentine/Max depth

Can you swim in the Serpentine London?

The Serpentine Lido is, arguably, London’s most iconic ‘open water’ swimming location. It is open on weekends throughout May (including the May Day Bank Holiday) and seven days a week from June to early September. The Serpentine Swimming Club is the oldest swimming club in Britain.

Who owns Serpentine Gallery?

The Chairman and Trustees of the Serpentine Galleries announced today that Bettina Korek has been appointed CEO of the Serpentine Galleries in London, working in partnership with the Serpentine’s Artistic Director, Hans Ulrich Obrist. She will begin the role in March 2020.

Is the Serpentine dirty?

One of the main sources of pollution to the Serpentine at Hyde Park is suspected to be from animal faecal pollution, mainly birds. Since 2019, the Environment Agency have investigated the Serpentine catchment in order to identify possible sources of pollution.

How deep is the Serpentine Lido?


Deep end 3m
Area 3000m2
Movable floor No

What is a serpentine snake?

The Serpentine are a race of snake-like humanoids that once ruled Ninjago, but were banished to five separate tombs, to separate the five warring tribes. They inhabited the world of Ninjago, after being released by Lloyd Garmadon. An additional rank, Snake King, rules over all the tribes.

Are there fish in the Serpentine?

Common carp
European perchCommon roachRuffeGobio gobio
The Serpentine/Fish

What is serpentine good for?

Serpentine assists the conscious direction of healing energy toward problem areas. It corrects mental and emotional imbalances, helping you to feel more in control of your life. Serpentine treats diabetes and hypoglycemia. It eliminates parasites within the body, and aids in the absorption of calcium and magnesium.

How old is the Serpentine?

The Serpentine Swimming Club is now over 150 years old and it is expected that it will provide the same joy to members for another 150 years.

Do you need to book Serpentine Lido?

The lido will be operating until early September for just four hours a day, 10am-2pm, and those swimming there will have to book 45-minute slots in advance.