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History of Bristol Lido

Bristol Lido is a restored Victorian swimming pool; the original swimming baths opened its doors for the first time in 1850.

After changing hands many times over the years, the pool was finally closed in 1990 and redevelopment as flats was threatened for several years.

Instead, in 2006, the site was bought by well-established Bristol restaurant group Glass Boat Company and underwent a huge restoration project, re-opening its doors to the public in December 2008.

Read more about the history of Bristol Lido


Our new project – Thames Lido, Reading

In 2012 we found another derelict Lido which had the potential to be renovated in the same way as Bristol. Kings Meadow Baths, located in Reading, has now come under our ownership and we are currently working towards opening our second Lido in October 2017.

Thames Lido