at the lido

by peep and chicken

though the weather has cooled down a bit, an outdoor swim is still very tempting in this humidity. even if you’re not a member of Shoreditch House, there are many outdoor pools in which to make a splash – from Parliament Hill Fields lido and London Fields lido (our locals) to London Oasis Swimming pool in the heart of Covent Garden and the freshwater of the Serpentine. And further a field there’s Tooting Bec Lido (above), Brockwell Park Lido and Richmond Pools. Or what about swimming amid a team of swans or a gaggle of geese at Hampstead ponds… plenty to choose from. take a look at Kate Rew’s wonderful book “Wild Swim” which has a chapter entitled the London Lidothon.

essential to take with: July issue Vogue, sunnies Ray-ban, visor Givenchy, bandeau bikini Tara Matthews, chain bracelet Lanvin, shorts and bag Sandro, image from Sandro’s S/S 12 lookbook