Ruislip Lido 8037

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

In the 1950s the Lido was purchased by the local council, who continue to maintain the site. For someone unfamiliar with the area, coming across the Lido with its beach and miniature railway is a complete surprise.


Ruislip Lido was formed in the 1930s from an artificial lake that was made in the early-19th century to feed the Grand Junction Canal. The grounds around the Lido were laid out for the Canal Company in the 1930s, including a restaurant and dance floor, with a miniature railway provided from around 1945 and a beach offering swimming, pedalos and water-skiing.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.


Ruislip (Metropolitan, Piccadilly) then bus. Bus: 331, H13


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust