Ruislip Lido, early morning
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Ruislip Lido, early morning

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The Ruislip Lido in the early morning fog; this is the favourite location for us people of Ruislip and surrounding towns to pass our sunny weekends and walk the dogs. It is the closest we get to a beach for miles and miles. It is famous for its Ruislip Lido Railway, a 12" gauge miniature train that runs around the lake.

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