Enjoy a festive dip at West Reservoir and London Fields Lido

London Fields Lido and the West Reservoir will open on Christmas morning for those wishing to brave an invigorating morning swim. 

After a year where leisure facilities have been closed for around four months in total, staff at each centre wanted to give a Christmas morning gift to the loyal swimmers who’ve missed out this year. It’s the first time the facilities will open on Christmas Day. 

Opening hours for other leisure facilities in Hackney have also been released, with the majority of facilities open every day apart from Christmas Day.

Cllr Chris Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Health, Adult Social Care and Leisure
I’d like to thank leisure staff for their incredibly hard work to keep leisure facilities open and safe over what has been a remarkably challenging year, and for their amazing gesture to open our two open-air swimming facilities as a Christmas gift to those who want to brave a Christmas morning swim. 

I look forward to seeing residents post pictures of their festive swim on social media. What better way to start the day?
Cllr Chris Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Health, Adult Social Care and Leisure
This year and for the first time, we are delighted to be opening on Christmas Day at the heated London Fields Lido and the open water West Reservoir – catering for all swimming tastes.

It’s been a tough year for our customers so it’s nice to spread a little seasonal cheer.

In addition we are opening most Hackney Leisure facilities on most days over the festive period with pre-paid bookings open 7 days in advance.

Like Hackney’s leisure facilities, Better is at the heart of local communities and our staff can’t wait to give customers the warmest of welcomes over the festive season.
Katie Foulger, Hackney Partnership Manager, Better

Booking for Christmas and New Years’ Day swims will open a week before each session. Visit https://hackney.gov.uk/festive-season-opening-times/#leisure for details and Christmas opening hours of facilities in Hackney.