Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 25TH DECEMBER 2019

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, The Boat House, Hyde Park, Serpentine Road, London W2 2UH
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9am
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FREE for spectators
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Peter Pan Cup Swimming RaceThis lot are a hardy bunch but tradition is tradition and members of the Serpentine Swimming Club have been plunging themselves into the Serpentine lake's icy waters every Christmas Day since 1864. At temperatures of below four degrees Celsius in winter, the swimmers will want to get a wiggle on so it's lucky that they are all in hot pursuit of the prestigious Peter Pan Cup. The name of the 100-yard race dates back to 1904 when J.M Barrie, the creator of the boy who refused to grow up, presented the first cup. While most of us are still tucked up in bed or delving into our stocking between 80 and 90 competitors line up (and pretend not to shiver) for their 9am start, a jolly crowd gathers to witness the spectacle. It's a great way to get some fresh air on Christmas morning and you'll feel like you've earned your post-lunch snooze. Behind you, Hyde Park offers a wonderful wintry landscape and, if you want to continue the Peter Pan theme, why not nip across to see the famous statue in Kensington Gardens. It was so cold and snowy in 2010 that the race had to be cancelled - although some intrepid souls still broke holes in the ice in order to have a quick dip.

About Serpentine Boating Lake

Fed by a pure underground spring, and set in the heart of London's gorgeous Hyde Park, the Serpentine Boating Lake is one of the most pleasant places to experience summer in London. With 110 pedalos and rowboats, and a fantastic swimming area there are few better places to forget the bustle and buzz of the big city and float away and relax. More about Serpentine Boating Lake

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The Levin Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
28 Basil Street, SW3 | 9 minutes from Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
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1-7 Lancaster Gate, W2 | 11 minutes from Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
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17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 12 minutes from Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
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Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
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Royal College of Music
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Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
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Serpentine Gallery
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Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 6 minutes from Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
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20 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
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South side of The Serpentine, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
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Serpentine Bar & Kitchen
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Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
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48 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 6 minutes from Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
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23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 21 minutes from Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
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Hyde Park Pavilion Tennis and Bowls Centre, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
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Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 11 minutes from Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
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86-90 Park Lane, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London W1K | 11 minutes from Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race
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