Where to go wild swimming: London and beyond
If you’ve swum in Hampstead Ponds and the Serpentine so regularly that getting into the waters at either has the familiarity of getting into the pool at your childhood local leisure centre, it could be time to take your love of wild swimming to fresh waters. What’s more, you only have to head a short way further to lose the crowds that come with London’s outdoor pools.
Here are several spots for open water swimming that are lesser known, a little more wild and all reachable in an hour-and-a-half. Strip off, wade in and cool down.