Open houses and a closing lido


This weekend is Open House weekend across London (but not Croydon); Greenwich.co.uk has taken a look at what’s open across the Borough, but on a more hyperlocal level the nearest attractions included in the Open House programme are:
- tours of Charlton House on Sunday, 10am-4pm
- Thames Barrier (though it’s a bit unclear what’s different from a normal weekend there, apart from the ‘special display’; if you can work it out, let us know in the comments below).
So, slightly slim-pickings for SE7; but where else would you like to see involved in Open House in our neighbourhood?

Also, there’s only two more weekends of swimming at Charlton Lido before it closes for further refurbishment. It’s worth noting that as of this week they’re running a reduced programme: closed Tuesdays and Thursdays, and shortened evening hours on other days. The full timetable is here: http://www.better.org.uk/leisure/charlton-lido/. The second phase of redevelopment should see the addition of gym facilities, a new cafe, and indoor changing rooms, and is schedule to be ready for Easter 2012.

The re-opened lido seems to have been a great success to date, witth queues out of the door on sunny days. Have you been using the lido? If so, let us know where you plan to swim once it closes.

About Neil C

Amateur photographer; @CharltonCSE7 contributor; @RRRipchords guitarist; professional publishing something-or-other. Charlton, SE London.
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2 Responses to Open houses and a closing lido

  1. Hello Sailor.

    Also in our manor, Greenwich Yacht Club was open today. Had a great afternoon there with the kids. Very friendly people. Great building. And free boat trips on the river. What could be better. (I’m not a member, just an impressed punter.) They are also open tomorrow 1pm to 5pm.

    I know they’re technically SE10, but only just.

  2. neilclasper says:

    I probably should have done a ‘things only just over the border’ list (I’m also told Blackheath House on Shooters Hill Rd is worth a look).

    The yacht club is great – I’ve been lucky to go to a couple of open-to-the-public events there, and at night, in particular, the views are fantastic. Cheap beer, too.

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