Great London Swim

 
 
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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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    Theatre | Until 4th July 2015 

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    Seasonal | Until 13th July 2015 

    Various Venues London 1.56 miles from Royal Victoria Dock

    Founded in 1962, the City of London Festival is a summer programme of music, visual arts, film, walks and talks. ...More

     
    Elvis At The O2: The Exhibition Of His Life
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

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    Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
    Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
    Theatre | Until 5th July 2015 

    Greenwich 2.52 miles from Royal Victoria Dock

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    Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2015 

    The Queen's House 2.58 miles from Royal Victoria Dock

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    Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea
    Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2015 

    National Maritime Museum 2.58 miles from Royal Victoria Dock

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    Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
    Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2016 

    National Maritime Museum 2.58 miles from Royal Victoria Dock

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    Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014
    Exhibitions | Until 19th July 2015 

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    Against Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The Uncharted
    Theatre | Until 31st August 2015 

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