OSS December Dip †

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 8TH DECEMBER 2012

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, Parliament Hill Fields, Camden, Gordon House Road, London NW5 1LP
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Sat 10am-1pm
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£15

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OSS December Dip It's one of those crazy British Christmas traditions that no one can quite fathom: every year, swimmers around the UK take a festive plunge in icy waters all in the name of a bit of bravado and exhilaration (not to mention hypothermia). The annual freezing dip into Parliament Hill Lido takes place on the first Saturday of December. The December Dip , formerly known as the 'Plum Pudding Plunge', 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. With mince pies to dispel the inevitable goosebumps, a hot tub, chattering teeth and general merrymaking, all swimmers, donning Christmas hats, will be encouraged to attempt two widths of the lido, with the most intrepid aiming for four or six. Swimmers can register for the event, which costs £15, at www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com. Make sure you bring some warm clothes, a woolly hat, a swimming costume / trunks and a lot of courage. They say it's good for the circulation...

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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Best Western Maitrise Maida Vale Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £41† 25% off
53-59 Kilburn High Road, NW6 | 2.2 miles from OSS December Dip
Located in North London, just a 2-minute walk from Kilburn Park Tube station, the Best Western Maitrise Maida Vale hotel offers value for money and 58 ... More
Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £64† 42% off
30 Jamestown Road, NW1 | 24 minutes from OSS December Dip
Housed in an exciting modernist 'white box' building, and with some of London's maddest and most entertaining shopping and nightlife on the doorstep, the Holiday Inn ... More
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All Hallows Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Savernake Road, NW3 | 3 minutes from OSS December Dip
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London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
7 Mansfield Road, NW3 | 5 minutes from OSS December Dip
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London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
7 Mansfield Road, NW3 | 5 minutes from OSS December Dip
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Bull & Last
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
168 Highgate Road, NW5 | 6 minutes from OSS December Dip
To the south east of Gospel Oak Railway Station, the Bull & Last was opened under the ownership of Freddie Fleming and Ollie Pudney in the ... More
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Bistro Laz
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
1 Highgate West Hill, N6 | 6 minutes from OSS December Dip
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G. Wadleys Upstairs at The Stag Hampstead
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
67 Fleet Road, NW3 | 8 minutes from OSS December Dip
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Parliament Hill Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
Parliament Hill Fields, Gordon House Road, NW5 | Same location as OSS December Dip
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 ... More
Parliament Hill Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Highgate Road, NW5 | 4 minutes from OSS December Dip
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Old Oak
London > Leisure > Games
1 Mansfield Road, NW3 | 5 minutes from OSS December Dip
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Bull & Last
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
168 Highgate Road, NW5 | 6 minutes from OSS December Dip
To the south east of Gospel Oak Railway Station, the Bull & Last was opened under the ownership of Freddie Fleming and Ollie Pudney in the ... More
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The Southampton Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
139 Highgate Road, NW5 | 8 minutes from OSS December Dip
The only dedicated ale and cider house in London, the Southampton Arms sells only beers and ciders from independent UK breweries. This Kentish Town traditional boozer ... More
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The Junction Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
101 Fortess Road, NW5 | 13 minutes from OSS December Dip
Having been voted North London pub of the Year 2008 by CAMRA - the Campaign for Real Ale for those of you who don't know your ... More

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