There are lots of lidos in London, but this one at London Fields is the capital’s only Olympic-size, 50m heated outdoor pool.
You’ll also be following in the athletes’ strokes, as the US Paralympic team will be using it for their training.
London Fields Lido holds a daily Swim Fit class, which means you’ll be able to get your workout out of the way before you head into the office for the daily grind.
Running from 6.30am-8.30am Mon-Fri and 8am-10am Sat-Sun, it’s a lane environment so you can pit yourself against the gold medallists by timing yourself.
It also means you can take your time if you’re more of a beginner, while the experts do their thing. Who knows, you could be heading to Rio in 2016. Maybe.
After you’ve practiced your breaststroke and honed your front crawl, grab a few snacks from the cafe, head on to the sun terrace, and relax in the sunshine.
What better way to start your day?
London Fields West, Hackney, E8 3EU
Station | London Fields