OSS December Dip

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 8TH DECEMBER 2012

ADDRESS
, Parliament Hill Fields, Camden, Gordon House Road, London NW5 1LP
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OPENING TIMES
Sat 10am-1pm
PRICES
£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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    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £70† 22% off
    154 Haverstock Hill, NW3 | 13 minutes from OSS December Dip
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    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
    Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 20 minutes from OSS December Dip
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 | 15 minutes from OSS December Dip
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    96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 2.3 miles from OSS December Dip
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