CROUCH END LIDO
Park Road Leisure Centre
Hornsey N8 8JN
020 8341 3567
Added bonus: The pool website says that Simon Pegg and David Tennant live in Crouch End. Star-spotting. Hold me back. (SEE NOTE)
Negative points: Seasonal.
This review will mine the gap between ‘hidden gem’ and ‘never heard of it’.
I won’t ask this question to the queue stretching along the road on a beautiful summer day, but - how come so few people I know who swim in lidos have swum in this lido? Even my friends Wendy and John, who live three yards away, haven't swum in it - mind you, they’re not a litmus test, they’re private pool people. Hmm. I know. *purses lips, mean little nod.* It’s no more off the beaten track than, say, Uxbridge (dodges while people from Crouch End throw things) and it can’t be the North/South divide, because I've swum in Parliament Hill Lido. Somehow, this one has slipped off my lido radar. Yours too?