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Swimming

Though London has no access to the sea or ocean, it has the Thames River and moreover—ponds to bathe in

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The northern areas of London, unbeknown to most, have many fine ponds great for a swimming holiday. The Hampstead Ponds and Highgate Ponds date back to the 17th and 18th centuries when 30 ponds were made artificially to serve as reservoirs. Only 3 of them, the very Hamstead Ponds, are good for swimming. Two of them are single-sex, ​and another is available to anyone. The best season for swimming is from April to October.

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