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International Women's Day at the Lido, Sat. March 8th

Fusion are offering women free swim, gym, classes on Saturday, March 8th for International Women's Day! If you've never been, a great chance to check it out. If a member, bring your female friends!

Camera-controlled Brockwell Lido carpark set to start

Brockwell Lido carpark shakeup in store soon! Signage already in place for new camera-controlled parking restrictions, so read up before you take off leaving car behind - fines will be substantial!

Children’s Acrobatic and Capoeira classes in Whippersnappers at Brockwell Lido

Acrobatics Classes are led by The Mighty Wanderer Acrobat with Cate Mason and they take place after school on Tuesdays in Whippersnappers at Brockwell Lido. Classes are suitable for 5–13 year olds and are spilt into Beginners, Intermediate and Advance Levels. To register your child please ring 0207 738 66 33. Capoeira Classes (Brazilian Martial Arts) are led by Fabio Gomes and assisted by Annaliese Garratt. Suitable for 5-11 year olds. Also ring 0207 738 66 33 to book a place/get more info about next course

'Lido' - BBC Modern Times doc from 1995!

For what seems like an eternity it has been impossible to view Lucy Blakstad's 1995-96 BBC Modern Times documentary about Brockwell Lido, online. Only excerpts have been available. Till now! Jason Cobb, frequent BLU Tweeter, photographer and blogger (, has sourced a Vimeo post of the Blakstad doc in its entirety! Unmissable stuff ... a real slice of life from another era when we had nighttime swims combined with poolside BBQs.

Watch 'Lido' here:

Jazz at the Lido this Saturday the 14th

Swim or lounge or have a meal to the sounds of the South London Jazz Orchestra when they play the Lido on Sat. Sept. 14th, 5-7pm. See adjacent poster. Some tix may be available on the door or email for bookings:

Lido "open all day" for swimming this week due to fine weather

Brockwell Lido has just announced that the lido will be open for swimming "all day this week due to the lovely sunny weather." That's good news as staggered hours had been planned. This means continous swimming from opening to closing - which this week is 7:15pm (last ticket 6:45pm). Fusion plans to close 15 mins earlier each week through the end of the month. So get in your swims while the going's good. Late yesterday water temperature was 21 C late in the day, which is comfortable even without a wetsuit of any description.


Diary Date: Brockwell Lido hosts The Modern Movement, a festival of 20th century design 4th - 5th May 2013

Back for its sixth year, The Modern Movement, south London’s prestigious, free festival celebrating 20th century design, is taking place on 4th May to 5th May 2013 at Brockwell Lido, Herne Hill, London from 10.00am to 4.30pm.

A range of specially selected dealers and architects, including Retro Barn,Dad Design, Sarah Potter Furniture, Da Silva Interiors and ID for London will be selling a stunning range of classic vintage furniture, jewellery and object d’art set against the back drop of the art deco Grade II listed lido building.

Swimathon at the Lido, April 26

This year’s Swimathon at the Lido will take place on April 26th, 7-9:30am and 5:30-7:00pm. The Swimathon raises money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and Fusion aims to raise £100,000 at their pools this year. You can sign up on the Lido page in the Swimathon website:

Lido daily swimming start date, more lifeguards needed

from BLU's Update -

Daily Swimming starts March 29th in time for the Easter weekend when it will, of course, be sunny and hot.

Pool opening hours: Monday-Friday 6.30am (light conditions permitting) -1pm and 4pm – 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays 8am-6pm. For prices see

Help keep the Lido Spa a smartphone-free zone!





There is a time and place for everything. So we're asking you to help us keep the Lido Spa a mobile (esp smartphone) free zone. Where better than to post this than on social media!?



Phone use has slowly but surely crept into the spa during the past 6-12 months - precedent has already been set. This week we've had two users take phones into the sauna at the same time despite protest by others using the same space. One removed himself with his phone, the other refused citing self-employment needs. We've had people take them into the therapy pool in plastic bags. Today no less than three people were having extended conversations at the same time on loungers. And it seems to work a bit like contagion: one person either makes or takes a call or begins texting, which reminds someone else about their phone - so they get theirs out which ripples to a third and so on.




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