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11 May 2010

Grab a cup of tea at the Lido Café

Newly refurbished, and housed in the old changing block of Lansbury's Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park, Company of Cooks' Lido Café is a pleasant enough spot if the sun is shining and you can manage to avoid the crowds.


Light and airy, with seating beside the Serpentine itself, it's a good spot for a cup of tea, a leisurely breakfast, or if you're in the mood a range of wines and beers.

The Lido Café opens at 8am and closes at 7.30pm in May, 8pm in June and 9pm in July and August. For more, see here.

3 comments:

  1. I have been examining how old lidos ended up, 70+ years after they were built and found only a few survive as intended. Others were razed but yet others were converted into modern uses.

    Many thanks for Lansbury's Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park. Do you have an external photo? I would love to see if anything of the old changing block was kept.

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  2. Oh Tom, I am in love. The old changing block in Hyde Park looks as if it was well maintained and modified. When I looked at beach pavilions in Sydney, there didn't seem to be too many left functioning today.

    http://melbourneblogger.blogspot.com/2010/04/sydneys-beach-pavilions-1922-1939.html

    many thanks for the photo

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