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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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Off Chesterton Road

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


  • 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.  


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:

07:00 – 19:00
07:00 – 19:00
07:00 – 19:00
07:00 – 19:00
07:00 – 19:00
07:00 – 19:00
07:00 – 19:00

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

During spring and autumn, the lido is open weekdays 7am to 11am, with afternoon sessions from 4pm-7pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, it’s open 7am to 12noon. 

During winter, the opening hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 7am-11am, 4pm-7pm.


  • 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.


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!) 


  • Centenary Cygnets back by popular demand

    Centenary Cygnets back by popular demand

    The Centenary Cygnets – Jesus Green Lido’s very own synchronised swimming team – are giving a second performance of the Dance of the Little Swans on Sunday 17 September at… Read More »Centenary Cygnets back by popular demand

  • Monthly Mental Health Swims at the Lido

    Monthly Mental Health Swims at the Lido

    Monthly Mental Health Swims are now available at Jesus Green Lido in Cambridge. Led by trained volunteers, the swims are designed to be inclusive, safe and welcoming with the emphasis… Read More »Monthly Mental Health Swims at the Lido

  • Jesus Green Lido centenary cake competition 

    Jesus Green Lido centenary cake competition 

    Because a birthday isn’t a birthday without cake, we’re holding a very special cake competition – with some sensational prizes – to celebrate Jesus Green Lido’s 100th birthday on Monday… Read More »Jesus Green Lido centenary cake competition