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  • Words by Mr Peter Henderson, Senior Fashion
    & Social Media Writer, MR PORTER

The lasting appeal of Mr David Hockney's swimming pool paintings (the most famous of which, "A Bigger Splash," is exhibited at Tate Britain in London) can be explained, at least in part, by their subject matter. That's because the glimmer of a pool beneath a clear blue sky has always come with connotations of being blissfully carefree and escaping the mundane. With this in mind (and because, regrettably, we can't all live in California and have a pool in our backyard), we have listed 10 of our favourite hotel swimming pools around the world. Pack your Vilebrequins or Orlebar Browns and jump in!