Events at the Café

As part of our commitment to the local community, we would like to offer the Café facilities to selected local groups or societies wishing to organise or hold events. The interior is fully air conditioned and well lit and the surroundings are beautiful. Naturally, food and refreshments are available from our extensive menu for those taking part.

For more information on holding an event, or if you'd like more details about any of the events listed below, please contact us by email or telephone, using the 'Contact' option in the menu bar.

Breakfast Time for Steam Riders
Art Class
A Life Drawing Session
Winter Sunset at the Lido
Bring a Camera: A Winter Sunset at the Lido

Steam Rides

Organised by Tim Sollesse and run under the auspices of Audax UK, the London-Oxford-London Series of Steam Rides are cycling events linking railway sites between London and Oxford. The longest of these is a 200km round trip although various shorter stages are also included.

The Café is used both as a breakfast 'filling station' and as the official check-in and departure point for the start of the L-O-L rides. This means an early start for the riders and an even earlier start for the Café staff!

Lido Art Sessions

A series of life drawing / painting sessions periodically take place in the Café. Anyone who would like to participate is welcome to come along. Please see the News and Information feed on the Our Cafe page for current and planned dates.

Sessions normally take place on Wednesdays from 9:30am to 12:00 noon. All sessions start promptly and are limited to a maximum of 10 people per session.

There is no session fee, other than a small £3 charge towards the model. More models are always needed, so if you are interested please let us know.

Please note that volatile solvent based paints and other products are not permitted. Only refreshments purchased from the Café may be consumed.

Holding Events

If you would like to organise or hold an event at the Lido Café, please get in touch!

We do ask that your event doesn't prevent our other customers from also enjoying the Café. Terms and conditions apply.