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Serpentine Boating LakeFed 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. The Serpentine Lake gets its name from its curved shape which snakes around to the west of Hyde Park. It's fed by a pure underground spring which makes it ideal for swimming and has a lido area cornered off for just such activity. It's a superb feature which divides one of London's largest Royal Park's in two. There's also a regular Running Club which takes its name from the Serpentine and which makes use of the park's tracks. It's a great spot to take time out from the city's bustle and has two cafes where you can take respite: the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen to the east and The Lido Cafe to the south of the lake, next to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. The Serpentine is scheduled to be used for the swimming leg of the triathlon at the London 2012 Olympics.

 

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Peter Pan Cup Swimming RacePeter Pan Cup Swimming RacePeter 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 the2016-12-25T00:00:00+00002016-12-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Serpentine Boating Lake,   The Boat House  Serpentine Road    W2 2UH
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event > Sporting Events > Other Sports - Swimming and Watersports
PRICING  Free for spectators
DATES  Sunday 25th December 2016
This 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... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Lancaster Gate Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Paddington Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
Marylebone Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Mayfair Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Green NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Imperial Ice Stars: Nutcracker On Ice
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East of the Serpentine, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | Same location as Serpentine Boating Lake
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The Lido Cafe Bar
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South side of The Serpentine, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Serpentine Bar & Kitchen
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Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | Same location as Serpentine Boating Lake
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Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Boating Lake
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10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 10 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Punch Bowl
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60 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
The Royal Thames Yacht Club is the oldest continuously operating yacht club in the world where members participate in a wide range of yachting events in home waters and ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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