Peckham Lido

Reviving one of London’s forgotten community hubs for our generation


Once a well-loved 50 metre outdoor swimming pool, Peckham Lido served swimmers and sun-bathers of South East London for over 60 years. By 1987 it had fallen into disrepair and was closed and filled in. All that remains visible is a crumbling blue fountain.

With many of Britain’s lidos coming back to life, the Peckham Lido campaign has been set up to resurrect the South East London lido.

Check out the original campaign

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What we're up to

The Peckham Lido campaign is working with Studio Octopi, landscape architects, planning and business consultants to formally submit for Pre-Application Planning Advice to Southwark Council.

Public consultations are being held with the community in order to take on board ideas from locals who will then feed into the architect’s designs.

Get involved in the consultation

Frequently asked questions

Here are some questions we've been asked. Feel free to email us, tweet us, or join us on Facebook if you have a question we've not answered here!

In the news

The Peckham Lido campaign has appeared in various newspapers, radio shows, and TV programmes. Check out some of our favourites:

Peckham Pioneers

We couldn't have done this without the people who supported us. We'd like to thank:

Get in touch

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the project, or send us an email if you have any questions.

We'd love to hear from you if you have any memories or photos of the original Lido!

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