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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 open until 6 September.

We’ll be allocating time slots for swimmers, so you'll need to book your visit in advance. Booking will be available from 6pm on 21 July. You’ll need to register with GLL to make a booking.

The pool will be divided into 3 double lanes. A one-way system will be in operation around the pool for your safety.

Changing rooms and showers will be available after your swim, so please come dressed ready to swim. Baskets will not be available – leave your bags and belongings at the side of the pool.

The sauna will not be available. Spectators will not be allowed.

Jesus Green Lido timetables, activities and prices

Jesus Green pool is managed for us by GLL.

About the pool

  • Pool is around 91 metres long, and it ranges from 1.2 to 2.5 metres in depth.
  • Separate male and female changing and shower facilities are available, with a basket room for clothes storage.
  • Lots of grassed and paved areas for sunbathing. The pool is surrounded by mature trees that act as a windbreak.

The complex is managed by GLL in partnership with the Council.

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.