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Tooting Bec Lido the coolest pool
Tooting Bec Lido
Tooting Bec Lido was described as beautiful
Tooting Bec Lido has been voted the best place in London to swim outdoors.

The pool in south London has won the 2006 Golden Goggles award with the organisers calling it "a model for other lidos".

The London Pools Campaign canvassed the opinions of swimmers to select the winner of its award.

The Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park received special commendation for being a "haven in central London".

Parliament Hill Lido in Hampstead Heath, Brockwell Lido in Brixton, and Charlton Lido in Greenwich all received a special mention, as did the Men's Pond and Kenwood Ladies Pond in Hampstead Heath.

But Tooting Bec Lido was voted the best with comments ranging from "a most beautiful place" and "the size means its the best place to swim without interruption in London".

The Golden Goggles awards began in 2005.

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