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The Lido, Bristol

Leisure and resturants combined

Leisure and resturants combined

Rupert Bentley-Smith

Dating back to 1849 this is the oldest surviving lido in the UK which allows all year round swimming.  Tucked away in the heart of Clifton, the posh residential area of Bristol, the Bristol Lido was rescued by a group of local campaigners after being derelict for 20 years.
The external pool has been brought back to life and supported by commercial ventures to include an all day café and restaurant with a spa and treatment room.

Set within the grand art deco building the lido serves the very local neighbourhood and is really part of people's daily lives and forms part of the local community.