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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 18TH JULY 2015

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Great London Swim If you've ever fancied the challenge of swimming in the Thames then this is your chance. The Great London Swim challenges you to swim one mile or half a mile as fast as you can and it's open to all, no matter how adept you are at front crawl. The successful introduction last year of a first 'family wave', where swimmers from 12 years and up can take on a slightly shorter half a mile course, is repeated in 2015. Swimmers take the plunge in the Royal Victoria Dock, in the shadow of the O2 Arena and Canary Wharf, swimming alongside the ExCeL centre. If you've already been making use of London's lakes and lidos, this is a great way to supplement your outdoor swimming, safe in the knowledge that expert kayakers and safety boats are alongside the entire way. Entry is £40 for the full mile course and includes an event pack, medal and t-shirt. Get your wetsuit out and get involved.

 

About Royal Victoria Dock

A beneficiary of the Docklands regeneration scheme, Royal Victoria Dock offers panoramic views over the water with the modern structures and the ExCel London Exhibition Centre reflected in the water's surface. In the distance, the towering office blocks of Canary Wharf and the dome of The O2 Arena are clearly visible. More about Royal Victoria Dock

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Holiday Inn Express London Excel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £43  37% off
1018 Dockside Road, E162FQ | 8 minutes from Great London Swim
The Holiday Inn Express London - ExCeL offers simple, affordable accommodation that's ideally located if you're attending an exhibition or event at the exhibition centre. It's ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - ExCel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £53  39% off
Excel Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 9 minutes from Great London Swim
Set in an idyllic waterfront location, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel ExCel offers four-star facilities in an impressive new contemporary development. Set in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London Docklands
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  21% off
Western Gateway, E16 | 22 minutes from Great London Swim
The Crowne Plaza Docklands is the main hotel for the giant ExCel Centre. It's a great place to stay if you're visiting a conference or exhibition, ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
443 North Woolwich Road, E16 | 2 minutes from Great London Swim
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British Music Experience
London > Entertainment > Live Music
The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 35 minutes from Great London Swim
Stadium filling rock gods like The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Mick Jagger are among the stars who have loaned memorabilia to the British Music Experience, ... More
 
 
 
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WM Jazz
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
Water Margin Restaurant, O2 Arena, SE10 | 35 minutes from Great London Swim
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Royal Victoria Docks, E16 | 4 minutes from Great London Swim
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Royal Artillery Barracks
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Artillery Place, Woolwich, SE18 | 22 minutes from Great London Swim
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Firepower - Royal Artillery Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Royal Arsenal, SE18 | 23 minutes from Great London Swim
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London > Shopping > Markets
Trafalgar Way, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.6 miles from Great London Swim
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The Grocer, London City Island
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
London City Island, E14 | 35 minutes from Great London Swim
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Meantime Brewing Company
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Lawrence Trading Estate, Blackwall Lane, SE10 | 36 minutes from Great London Swim
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London Regatta Centre, Dockside Road, E16 | 8 minutes from Great London Swim
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Potbelly
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The Street, Westfield Stratford City, SE18 | 13 minutes from Great London Swim
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14 Plumstead Road, SE18 | 27 minutes from Great London Swim
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Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 2.5 miles from Great London Swim
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121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4.5 miles from Great London Swim
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London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 5.4 miles from Great London Swim
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Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range
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Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 34 minutes from Great London Swim
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Brooklyn Bowl
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O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 35 minutes from Great London Swim
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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The Trafalgar Tavern
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Park Row, SE10 | 2.5 miles from Great London Swim
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Bar Du Musee Café
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Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 35 minutes from Great London Swim
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NY-LON
London > Nightlife > Bars
The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 35 minutes from Great London Swim
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Building Six
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The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 35 minutes from Great London Swim
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Old Royal Naval College
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Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 2.7 miles from Great London Swim
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
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ExCeL London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 16 minutes from Great London Swim
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Peninsula Square, SE10 | 36 minutes from Great London Swim
The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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