With hot, sunny days finally upon us this bank holiday weekend, many of us will be searching for somewhere to soak up the rays and travel to the country to relax.
But west Londoners need not spend hours driving the length of the motorway to find the perfect sunny spot, as there's a place that boasts sand, water, parks and even a forest, just a stone's throw away.
Here's our list of things you'll know if you've been to Ruislip Lido , or what you'll soon find out if you plan to visit.
As west London's only beach, it's the perfect way to spend a sunny day
... but usually everyone has same idea
Parking can be a nightmare... best try the bus
...Or even better, hop on the lido's very own train!
It's a great place to meet birds (the feathery kind, that is!)
Dogs love it too
And kids can't get enough of the play parks
It's a place where couples can enjoy a romantic sunset
There's even star-gazing events
Once a year, the birds of prey visit for the Ruislip Woods Festival
But whatever you do, don't drink the water, who knows what lurks in there...
If you'd like to visit the Lido, the full address is Ruislip Lido, Reservoir Road, Ruislip, HA4 7TY.
Parking is limited so travelling by public transport is advised: You can hope on the H13 or 331 bus routes
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