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Jesus Green Lido

Jesus Green Lido
Jesus Green, off Chesterton Road
Jesus Green Lido at dusk
Phone the pool on 01223 302579
  • The pool is about 90 metres long, and it ranges from 1.2 to 2.5 metres in depth.
  • There are separate male and female changing and shower facilities, with a basket room for clothes storage.
  • There are grassed and paved areas for sunbathing. The pool is surrounded by mature trees that act as a windbreak.

Jesus Green Lido timetables, activities and prices

GLL manages the complex for us.

Opening times from 2 April

The pool is open at the following times:

  • Monday: 7 to 11am and 4 to 7pm
  • Tuesday: 7 to 11am
  • Wednesday: 7 to 11am and 4 to 7pm
  • Thursday: 7 to 11am
  • Friday: 7 to 11am and 4 to 7pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 6pm

You must book your swim in advance on the GLL website or app. You can swim for up to one hour. Social distancing rules will apply, and a one-way system will be in operation around the site. You should come ready to swim – you will only be able to access the changing rooms after your swim.

The summer season begins on Saturday 8 May – the pool will be open from 7am to 7pm every day.

Getting to the pool

  • Several racks for cycle parking are available outside the pool, and Park Street cycle park is only a short walk away.
  • Buses stop nearby on Chesterton Road and Bridge Street – Traveline provides public transport information
  • There is no dedicated parking for the pool, but there are spaces with parking meters on Chesterton Road, and Park Street car park is just across Jesus Green.

Disabled access

The pool has disabled toilet facilities and there is a hoist to enter the pool.

More information

  • The pool is one of the few remaining examples of the lidos that were built across the country in the 1920s and 30s.
  • It's the largest pool in Cambridge and one of the longest outdoor pools in the country.

Friends of Jesus Green Pool

The Friends of Jesus Green Pool group was set up to arrange social opportunities and events for patrons of the pool.

It also acts as the main consultation body and public voice for the pool.

Recent group activities include start- and end-of-season parties and an annual day trip to Dunwich every October.

Please contact the pool for more information on the group.