December outdoor swimming at Parliament Hill’s Lido

The Outdoor Swimming Society’s annual December Dip has become something of a cult event and last year saw 240 swimmers braving the cold to swim in the icy lake at Parliament Hills.

Make no mistake, it’s going to be freezing. But, on the plus side, there will be a hot tub and mince pies laid on to warm you up. And swimming in a lake on Hampstead Heath in midwinter is definitely a claim to fame.

2010’s OSS December Dip will be hosted by Royle Family comedienne, actress and keen outdoor swimmer Jessica Hynes and Head of Great Swim, Colin Hill.

Only the brave!

» Parliament Hill Lido, Gordon House Rd, NW5 1LP 
Tube: Belsize Park
Dec 4