Wild Swimming in the London Thames

Swimming Pool in the Thames

The London Evening Standard reports:

“Architects have unveiled their vision for a swimming pool in the Thames.

They believe the river will be clean enough for leisure use once Thames Water’s proposed super-sewer is completed in 2023.

The idea, encouraged by the growing popularity of “free swimming” in landmarks such as the Serpentine and Hampstead ponds, is being revealed and It Could Be Now exhibition at the Royal Academy.

It is inspired by the popularity of the Thames as a swimming destination after the arrival in the capital of the first sewers.” More…

Badeschiff Swimming Pool in Berlin, Germany

A similar scheme operates well in Berlin and although not quite the same as swimming free in the river, this idea will be welcomed by many.

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