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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 18TH JULY 2015

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, Connaught Road, Newham, London E16 1RH
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Sat from 9.30am
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Half mile - £32, 1 mile - £40
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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 £40† 28% off
1018 Dockside Road, E162FQ | 8 minutes from Great London Swim
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - ExCel
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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
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Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 17 minutes from Great London Swim
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Connaught Road, Silvertown, E16 | 1 minute from Great London Swim
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Connaught Road, E16 | Same location as Great London Swim
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