Canary Wharf: Middle Dock reopens to swimmers looking to escape the heat over summer

The Canary Wharf Group said it is looking forward to “providing people with the opportunity to swim in an iconic part of London”.
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Outdoor swimmers can once again take to a popular east London spot, as it reopens to those looking to escape the city heat.

Middle Dock in Canary Wharf was first opened to visitors last year as the result of a partnership between the Canary Wharf Group, the Canal and River Trust and Love Open Water.

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The group has now announced that swimmers can again enjoy a dip at the venue seven days a week, with those of all levels encouraged to take to the water.

Love Open Water will be conducting regular water testing to ensure it is safe to swim, with previous testing proving it to be in excellent condition.

Lucie Moore, associate director Arts+Events at Canary Wharf Group, said: “We’re excited to be welcoming back open water swimming to Middle Dock, providing people with the opportunity to swim in an iconic part of London.

“Last year’s reception to open water swimming was incredible and seeing so many people choose Canary Wharf as a spot for their swim session has allowed us to continue the partnership with Love Open Water and Canal and River Trust.”

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To use Middle Dock, swimmers must purchase a NOWCA membership at £15 a year, with visits to the Wharf costing £8.50 per swim. Free NOWCA Swim events will also be hosted regularly for members throughout the summer.

As well as swimming, visitors to the Wharf are also able to enjoy a host of other activities being organised over the next few months, including minigolf, ping pong and summer screens, showing a range of movies and sporting events.

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