London Fields Lido will finally reopen in January after months of delays and £1.5 million of repair works, Hackney Council has announced.
The popular swimming pool venue has shut for nine months after urgent repairs took longer than expected.
But the venue will reopen on 4 January with residents who have kept up their membership getting one month free.
Hackney’s community chief thanked residents for their patience during this “frustrating process” and apologised for the delay, saying contractors have “finally completed the work”.
But he added that “there are still snagging items and some quality issues to address”.
The cost of repairing the Lido has run to at least £1.5 million, as revealed after a Freedom of Information request by Stewart Maclachlan of the Lido’s User Group.
Cllr Jon Burke, cabinet member for Energy, Sustainability and Community Services, said: “I’d like to thank Lido users for their patience over the last few months, and apologise again for the delay.
“It’s been a very frustrating process, and while there are still snagging items and some quality issues to address, I’m pleased the contractors have finally completed the work.”
He added: “Now that the essential works to the pool have been completed, swimmers will also benefit from improved facilities throughout the Lido, including refurbished changing rooms and extra showers and lockers.”