Peckham - Peckham Rye Lido SE15
From 1923 a lido was located in the northern tip of Peckham Rye common. The lido closed in 1987 and the only visible reminder are the remains of the
fountain. The pool is believed to be buried underneath piles of earth that now forms a green space surrounded by trees (and traffic)
Swimming is said to have taken place at a pond on the same site the the 19th century. This pond was likely to have been fed by the River Peck which used to run above ground through this site.
A local architect is leading a project to revive the lido with a smaller natural pool alongside it, which could draw water from the River Peck running directly under the site. We cover the lido site on my London's Lost Rivers walking tour of the River Peck and Earl's Sluice.