Photo credit: Stefan Giffthaler
For the definite summer vibe of hot concrete floor, lazy summer afternoons and screams of delight, Milan’s modernist outdoor pools are the go-to places of our desire. Especially as a lot of them are equipped with fantastic, daringly crazy slides.
In the heart of Cornwall, in Penzance, you can find this stunning Art Deco pool from 1935. Located in a commanding position with views across Mounts Bay to St Michaels Mount, the Jubilee Lido is the largest of just five seawater lidos in the UK. Surrounded by a promenade incorporating seating areas and changing cubicles, this open air sea water swimming pool gets our vote.
For a romantic and relaxing evening dip in the city, this is one of our favourites: the Badeschiff Berlin, located on the river Spree. This floating river pool was designed in 2004 by artist Susanne Lorenz and AMP Arquitectos with Gil Wilk.