New swimming lake to open in South London

12th July, 2019

A new swimming lake opens at Beckenham Place Park, Lewisham, on the 20th July. The 219-year-old Georgian lake has been restored and refilled as part of a wider £4.9 million project to upgrade the park. The lake is 285 metres long by 48 metres wide, reaching 3.5 metres at its deepest level.

After its launch party on the 20th, the lake will be open to the public from Tuesday-Sunday, initially until the end of September. Paddling at the beach end of the lake is free, while paid open water swimming sessions will be available to book.