A three year project to restore some of Tooting Lido's landmark features has been completed.

Chief among these has been the work carried out to the changing cubicles which line both sides of the lido.

These cubicles were first installed in the 1930s and half a century later their doors were painted bright colours to form an "iconic" poolside feature.

The refurbishment included repairs to timber posts, seats and doors, as well as to the rear walls and the timber partitions between the cubicles.

Missing or damaged hinges, bolts and clothes hooks have been replaced and all the doors repainted. In addition, a new family-sized cubicle that can also be used by wheelchair-using visitors has also been added to the western terrace.

The council’s cabinet member for parks and open spaces Cllr Steffi Sutters was delighted to see the National Lottery funded project complete.

“This is wonderful news for the Lido," she said.

"I’m absolutely thrilled that so many important heritage features have been refurbished and enhanced.

“The lido truly is a south London treasure and one of only a handful of surviving open air swimming pools in our capital city. It’s great that Wandsworth residents have such an amazing gem on their doorsteps.

“I’d like to thank the National Lottery Heritage Fund for everything they’ve done for the Lido and for other parts of Tooting Common and also the South London Swimming Club which has been at the forefront of efforts to improve and promote this wonderful open-air pool.”

The restoration is part of the wider £1.9m Tooting Common Heritage Project.