For the first time since last summer, London residents massively went to open pools. The queues at the entrance reached hundreds of people.
Tens of thousands of London residents decided to spend the hottest day of a long weekend by the water - in lido and swimming pools. Some of these establishments work year-round, but since last summer they have not seen such an influx of visitors.
Witnesses say that at the door of a popular lido in Brockwell Park, the queue stretched along the perimeter of the entire building, and people patiently waited more than an hour in the sun to refresh themselves in the public pool. Already at 09:30 the line consisted of 150 people.
The open-air pools in Tooting, Hampton, Ruislip, Hampstead Heath and Richmond-upon-Thames. The mentioned lido at Brockwell Park were forced to completely close the entrance for new visitors after lunch, because there was no free space. Otherwise the administrators could not guarantee the safety of the swimmers.