Jesus Green lido in Cambridge was opened in 1923 and is the largest pool in Cambridge and is also one of the longest outdoor pools in the country at 90 metres in length. Something else unusual that it has two shallow ends and is deepest in the middle for diving.
Printed on matte art paper, with a white border, this unframed illustrated print captures the tranquil side of the Jesus Green Lido – it is rare that you will get the place to yourself, though!
Lidos are open-air pools that provide space for other activities besides swimming. Mature trees surround the pool, which is open to the public between May to September every year, acting as a windbreak creating an oasis in the middle of Cambridge.
It’s a popular place; you can swim a few long lengths in the cold water (and that water is cold!) and get out and warm up in the sunshine before jumping in again. The pool is surrounded by grass, trees, steps and benches and is perfect for a picnic, sunbathing, reading or snoozing after a swim.
The pool is heated by ‘natural direct solar radiation gain’ i.e. sunshine only. Which means that, whatever the weather, expect that water temperature to take your breath away.