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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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 £75† 22% 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 £83† 21% 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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The Forum
London > Entertainment > Live Music
9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | 13 minutes from OSS December Dip
Once a gorgeous art deco cinema, The Forum is now an essential mid-sized rock venue. It's got everything you want from the North London rock scene, ... More
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The Barfly Camden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 19 minutes from OSS December Dip
Of the huge tally of pubs and clubs that line Camden's streets, Barfly stands out thanks to the predominant quality of the live acts, in spite ... More
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Roundhouse
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 20 minutes from OSS December Dip
It's great to see this fabulous arts venue re-open its doors after a stunning refurbishment. Boasting a colourful history, the Roundhouse initially started life as ... More
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Keats House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
10 Keats Grove, NW3 | 11 minutes from OSS December Dip
John Keats spent two years from 1818 to 1820 at Keats House, formerly known as Wentworth Place and now named after the Romantic poet. Reopened on ... More
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2 Willow Road
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 Willow Road, NW3 | 12 minutes from OSS December Dip
Managed by the National Trust, 2 Willow Road is, in fact, a Modernist terrace of three Hampstead houses originally designed and inhabited by Hungarian architect Erno ... More
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176 Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 | 15 minutes from OSS December Dip
A welcome addition to the North London arts scene which, until 176 opened, was not overwhelmed with great galleries. This is the new home of the ... More
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Happy Returns
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
36 Rosslyn Hill, NW3 | 15 minutes from OSS December Dip
A wonderful little toy shop favoured by classy Hampstead families it offers a range of different toys. You'll be pleased to know they stock Jellycat ... More
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Rosslyn Delicatessen
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
56 Rosslyn Hill, NW3 | 16 minutes from OSS December Dip
Winner of Best London Deli 2004 (The Independent) and Delicatessen of the Year 2004, 2005 and 2006 (LBC), this historic Hampstead institution is a food lover's ... More
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Mystical Fairies
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
12 Flask Walk, NW3 | 18 minutes from OSS December Dip
For little fairy fanatics, this shop is the ideal place to pick up the perfect winged friend. The place is simply awash with fairies. ... More
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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
Mediterranean Cuisine... More
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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
British Cuisine... More
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Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 29 minutes from OSS December Dip
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ... More
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Ecole de Mime Corporel Dramatique
London > Education > Evening Classes
Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 30 minutes from OSS December Dip
Only the French could come up with an art form so bizarrely fascinating. Mime is as relaxing as Tai Chi, as healthy as yoga, and as ... More
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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 36 minutes from OSS December Dip
Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... More
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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
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Hampstead Heath Swimming Ponds
London > Leisure > Activities
Hampstead Heath, NW5 | 7 minutes from OSS December Dip
Since as early as 1860, and probably before, many hardy London folk have taken a dip before work in one of three wooded ponds on Hampstead ... More
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Lower Fairground Site
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
East Heath Road, NW3 | 12 minutes from OSS December Dip
The Lower Fairground Site on East Heath Road next to Hampstead Heath houses the marquee for the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, held here in June. The ... More
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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 Vine
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
86 Highgate Road, NW5 | 9 minutes from OSS December Dip
Gastropub with a large fireflace and patio. ... More
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The Lock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 20 minutes from OSS December Dip
The Lock Tavern would be a great place to drop in and escape the tiresome, tie-dye-clad vendors of Camden's famous street market. Unfortunately that wouldn't do ... More
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The Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras International, Euston Road, NW1 | 20 minutes from OSS December Dip
At 90 metres, The Champagne Bar at St Pancras International is Europe's longest and presents a very glamourous way to start your journey to Paris before ... More
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Yumchaa
London > Nightlife > Bars
91-92 Camden Lock Place, Camden Town, London NW1 | 23 minutes from OSS December Dip
Selling loose leaf tea (Chaa) that tastes yummy gave the tea enthusiasts behind Yumchaa, Trinh and Sean, an idea of what to call their unique brand ... More
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 2.2 miles from OSS December Dip
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 2.3 miles from OSS December Dip
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
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Roundhouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 20 minutes from OSS December Dip
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