An Aussie’s view of bathing on Hampstead Heath

The Kentish Towner – 7 July 2014

‘I‘m on my holidays in London, spending two weeks with my sister-in-law, her partner and child in Kentish Town. I enjoy pretending to be a local, getting to know the rhythms of the community, and allowing the layers of my surroundings to reveal themselves.’

‘Being an Aussie, I enjoy swimming.’

‘I’ve got my mini micro fibre travelling towel and my budgie smugglers tucked under my arm and am heading for the men’s bathing – one of a series of spring-fed ponds fringing the northern edge of the park. From a distance it looks quaint, inviting and very cold…’

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