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WELCOME TO JESUS GREEN LIDO

Britain’s longest outdoor pool

Location and access

Jesus Green Lido is located in Jesus Green in central Cambridge. Our 100-yard outdoor pool is on the south bank of the River Cam (on the other side from Chesterton Road), halfway between Jesus Lock Footbridge and Victoria Street Bridge.

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Address

Off Chesterton Road
Cambridge
CB4 3AX

Don’t use this for satnav as it’ll take you to the other side of the river!

Access

  • Access is predominately by foot, bike or mobility chair via a tarmac path that runs parallel to the River Cam. 
  • There is no parking at Jesus Green Lido, although you can find on-street parking around Chesterton Road. 
  • Drivers with mobility issues/disabled badges should contact the lido to arrange access. 
  • Bus routes include Citi numbers 1, 2, 4 & 8 alight at stops on Victoria Avenue and Chesterton Road. 
  • The lido is about 1.5 miles from Cambridge Train Station – a very pleasant walk!
  • We have plenty of bike stands outside, but please do ensure you bring a solid and reliable lock.  

Temperatures

Opening Hours, Prices and Booking

Jesus Green Lido is a year-round outdoor-swimming venue. The pool is open daily from May to September, with reduced hours and days the rest of the year*.

Opening Hours

Current opening hours are:

Monday
07:00 – 12:00, 16:00 – 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 – 11:00
Wednesday
07:00 – 11:00
Thursday
07:00 – 12:00, 16:00 – 19:00
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
07:00 – 12:00

During the summer months, Jesus Green Lido is open daily from 7am to 7pm.

During spring and autumn, the lido operates restricted hours, Sunday to Thursday and is closed Friday and Saturday.

The winter opening hours are yet to be confirmed.

Prices

  • Adult Non-Member: £6 
  • Pay As You Go Member: £5
  • Junior Non-member (11-17yrs): £3.50 
  • Junior Pay As You Go Member: £3 
  • Senior (66+): £3
  • Monthly membership is from £23.

Lockers are available for use and take a non-refundable token that costs 50p and can be purchased from reception.

Booking

Anyone and everyone is welcome to the lido. You can book via the Better app, or simply turn up (although this is not advised during the busy and very popular summer months!) 

LATEST NEWS

  • CENTENARY Film celebrates Lido’s COMMUNITY and Character

    As we all start looking ahead to the warmer summer months, and a water temperature in double figures, it’s worth a look back over the past year when we celebrated… Read More »CENTENARY Film celebrates Lido’s COMMUNITY and Character

  • APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS AS LIDO SET TO CLOSE in MARCH FOR REPAIRS

    Over the past three winters, we have been so lucky to have had Jesus Green Lido open, meaning that many of us have been able to continue to swim outdoors… Read More »APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS AS LIDO SET TO CLOSE in MARCH FOR REPAIRS

  • Winter POOL Party 14 Jan

    What? It’s the Friends of Jesus Green Lido Winter Party – and you’re invited! When? Sunday 14 January 2024, 11am to 1pm. Where? Poolside. Bring food to share, bring yourselves,… Read More »Winter POOL Party 14 Jan