OSS December Dip

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 13TH DECEMBER 2014

ADDRESS
, Parliament Hill Fields, Camden, Gordon House Road, London NW5 1LP
Dates:
OPENING TIMES
11am-1pm, doors open 10.45am
PRICES
£16 advance (before midnight on 10th Dec), £20 on the door | Free to spectate
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OSS December DipThis annual freezing (not to mention crazy) dip into Parliament Hill Lido takes place on Saturday 13th December in 2014. Formerly known as the 'Plum Pudding Plunge', this is the first swim of the season organised by the Outdoor Swimming Society, who each year organise festive swims as far away and chilly as Scotland. This year sees the introduction of a few different swims under the umbrella of the main event, including the Fancy Dress Dippers, Bobble Hat Breaststrokers and the Freezing Freestylers, and the day will be opened by open water 'man of the year' nominee Adam Walker. There will be mince pies, a hot tub and general merrymaking to dispel the inevitable goosebumps and chattering teeth. Swimmers who register online beforehand will pay £16 while those who make an impromptu decision on the day will pay £20.

About Parliament Hill Lido

The gorgeous unheated Parliament Hill Lido on Hampstead Heath (also called 'Hampstead Heath Lido') was upgraded not so long ago when it had a generous £2.9million lavished on it. This means the lido now has a cool new stainless steel lining with wonderful reflective qualities which also helps to retain the heat. More about Parliament Hill Lido

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Belsize Park Tube Station
12 minutes walk
Tufnell Park Tube Station
14 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Gospel Oak Overground Station
4 minutes walk

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