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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.


  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.

  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.


    many thanks for the photo