Great London Swim

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 30TH AUGUST 2014

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30th August 2014
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Sat from 9.30am
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Half mile - £31 (£25.83 plus VAT), 1 mile - £39 (£32.50 plus VAT)
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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 challenge is to swim one mile as fast as you can and there are organised swims taking place throughout the UK and this year the London venue moves from Royal Victoria Dock to Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre at Millwall Dock. The new venue allows family and friends to cheer swimmers on from the dockside for the full length of the course. This year also sees the introduction of a new 'Family Wave' where swimmers from 12 years and up can take on a slightly shorter half a mile course. They challenge is available to all, no matter how adept you are at front crawl. 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 £39 and includes an event pack, medal and t-shirt. Get your wetsuit out and get involved.

About Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre

The Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, opened in 1989, with £1.2 million funding from the London Docklands Development Corporation and the Sports Council, has access to 25 acres of sheltered water. This westerly end of Millwall Dock gives city people the chance to get out on the open water. More about Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Canary Wharf Station
14 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Canary Wharf Crossrail Station
15 minutes walk
Limehouse Railway Station
28 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

City Harbour NCP
8 minutes walk

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Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £66† 35% off
South Quay, E14 | 10 minutes from Great London Swim
Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge for ... More
Hilton London Docklands Riverside Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £61† 35% off
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 16 minutes from Great London Swim
You can still feel the excitement and bustle of ships laden with goods, unloading their wares in London's Docklands. Now a burgeoning centre for some of ... More
Four Seasons London Canary Wharf
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £140† 21% off
46 Westferry Circus, E14 | 16 minutes from Great London Swim
The ultra-modern towers of the Four Seasons Canary Wharf contain spacious, luxurious rooms and suites with every comfort available, including a giant marble bath, two-line speaker ... More
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London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 23rd September to 4th October 2014 - 7.30pm-9.50pm
The Space, 269 Westferry Road, E14 | 3 minutes from Great London Swim
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The Space, 269 Westferry Road, E14 | 3 minutes from Great London Swim
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The Space, 269 Westferry Road, E14 | 3 minutes from Great London Swim
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The Space
London > Entertainment > Live Music
269 Westferry Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 3 minutes from Great London Swim
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Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment >
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 | 19 minutes from Great London Swim
The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre is located inside the lower hold of the Cutty Sark tea clipper, one of the world's most famous boats on permanent ... More
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Bonnie Bird Theatre @ Laban
London > Entertainment > Theatres
30 Creekside, SE8 | 20 minutes from Great London Swim
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Surrey Docks Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Rotherhithe Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 10 minutes from Great London Swim
All the animals on this 2.2 acre city farm on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe are organically reared. Donkeys, goats and sheep ... More
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Mudchute Park & Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 13 minutes from Great London Swim
Located in the middle of the Isle of Dogs, Mudchute Farm and Park is one of the largest of London's city farms, covering a 32 acre ... More
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One Canada Square
London > Attractions > Sights
1 Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 15 minutes from Great London Swim
Once the tallest building in the United Kingdom (a title it held from 1991 until 2012 when The Shard rose above it), One Canada Square is ... More
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Jubilee Place Mall
London > Shopping >
Bank Street, E14 | 12 minutes from Great London Swim
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Billingsgate Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Trafalgar Way, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 18 minutes from Great London Swim
Originally a general market for corn, coal, iron, wine, salt, pottery, fish and other goods, Billingsgate is now the only London-based market dedicated to fish. From ... More
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The Cheeseboard
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 27 minutes from Great London Swim
A small but perfectly formed cheese shop in a pretty little street off the main Greenwich High Road. With over 100 different types to choose from, ... More
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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
25 Westferry Road, Tower Hamlets, E14 | 9 minutes from Great London Swim
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
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Lime Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Regatta Point, 1 Manilla Street, E14 | 9 minutes from Great London Swim
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
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Goodman Canary Wharf
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Discovery Dock East, 3 South Quay, E14 | 11 minutes from Great London Swim
American Cuisine... More
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London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2.6 miles from Great London Swim
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 3.1 miles from Great London Swim
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3.2 miles from Great London Swim
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
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The Paintball Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 15 minutes from Great London Swim
This fab game emerged in 1980 and has taken the world by storm. Popular with adrenalin junkies, paintballing is an action-packed, mission-driven past-time that is ... More
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Brooklyn Bowl
London > Leisure >
O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 25 minutes from Great London Swim
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Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 29 minutes from Great London Swim
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Wibbley Wobbley
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Greenland Dock, off Rope Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 8 minutes from Great London Swim
Cute, unpretentious bar housed on a boat docked in the Thames. A world away from the bustling, brash mainstream bars, pubs and clubs of central London, is ... More
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The Gun
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
27 Coldharbour, Docklands, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 18 minutes from Great London Swim
This 250-year-old pub was a sailor's favourite, home to smugglers and site of secret trysts between Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton. Closed down by ... More
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The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, SE10 | 21 minutes from Great London Swim
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Davy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 16 minutes from Great London Swim
At ground floor level on Fisherman’s Walk at Canary Wharf, tables, chairs and merry-makers spill out of doors on to the riverside during the summer months. ... More
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The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 20 minutes from Great London Swim
Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ... More
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Proud2 at The O2
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 25 minutes from Great London Swim
In the sad shell of the Millennium Dome, a superclub was born, going by the name of Proud2. Sporting one of the world's most powerful audio ... More
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Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 18 minutes from Great London Swim
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
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Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 21 minutes from Great London Swim
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
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The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 25 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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Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea
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