Parliament Hill-Lido: 322 feet high for good view of Canary Wharf, Gherkin, Shard, St Paul’s Cathedral. Lido i.e. open air public swimming pool nearby Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

This is an open park in Hampstead Heath which is 98 metres (322 ft) high, is notable for its excellent views of the capital’s skyline like Canary Wharf, the Gherkin, the Shard and St Paul’s Cathedral.

In 1133, the hill was part of a manor that Henry I gave to a baron called Richard de Balta. During Henry II’s reign it was passed to Alexander de Barentyn, the king’s butler.

Parliament Hill Lido

Parliament Hill Lido otherwise known as Hampstead Heath Lido

There’s a lido nearby Parliament Hill for swimmers. This is a public unheated open air swimming pool, open for 12 months a year. It first opened in 1938. This pool is 200 by 90 feet (61 m × 27 m). There was a diving stage, shutes and a café, with areas for sunbathing and spectators. It is owned and operated by the Corporation of London, who also own the whole of Hampstead Heath.

Visit the websites Parliament Hill-London and Parliament Hill Lido for more information. Please see other London Landmarks

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