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ABOUT Jesus Green Lido


JEsus Green Lido

At 100 yards, Jesus Green Lido in central Cambridge is Britain’s longest outdoor pool, an honour it jointly shares with Tooting Bec Lido in London.  

You can find Jesus Green Lido on the northern edge of Jesus Green in central Cambridge. Our 100-yard outdoor pool is on the southbank of the River Cam (on the other side from Chesterton Road), halfway between Jesus Lock Footbridge and Victoria Street Bridge. 

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During the busy summer months, the pool is open every day 7am-7pm. See our full opening hours <here>.

General admission is £6. See our prices <here>.

Booking via the Better App is highly recommended. You can access the app <here>.

As we’re an unheated outdoor pool, the water temperature fluctuates widely over the course of the year, dropping to icy temperatures in winter and low to mid  20s during summer.



The lido has three lanes, fast, medium and slow. Occasionally, one lane may be closed for events, staff training or coaching/teaching sessions. The lido is 100 yards long (91.5m) and water depth varies from 1.1m at either end to 2.8m in the middle. The lido’s unusual profile reflects that fact that when it was built in 1923, the pool was divided into a men’s and women’s section.

Jesus Green Lido is a family-friendly venue and we welcome swimmers of all ages. The lido is particularly popular with children and young people during the warmer summer months. 

There are changing facilities (male and female) at either end of the pool, with showers, toilets and lockers.

There is a sauna that you may book. 

The cafe is open during peak hours selling hot and cold drinks and snacks.

There is a hoist for swimmers who may need support getting into and out of the water.

Some of the facilities are in progress of being upgraded. The lido is starting to show its age!