London Peter Pan Cup

Where: London in the Serpentine in Hyde Park
When: 25th December Christmas Day
Time: 9am


The Peter Pan Cup takes place on Christmas Day each year in the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park over a 100 metre course. The first cup was presented by “Peter Pan” author J M Barrie though the event began in the mid 1800s. It’s open to members of the Serpentine Swimming Club and the swimmers use a handicap system in the race to make it more unpredictable. Around 50 competitors brave the icy waters – but in 2010 it was frozen so the swimmers only managed a quick dip after breaking the ice. This is a rare occurence!

Helpful Hints

Anyone can go to watch – head for the South shore of the lake.

Clcik here for the event website :

Photo by Luke Robinson.

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