Sky Swimming

swimming along elevated glass-bottomed lanes in the sky - a new way to travel in London.

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Sky Swimming

Celebrate London's lost rivers by elevating them

London's lost rivers exist in a concrete underground, in memory, and in names. Occasionally they appear as sewage-y shadows of their former selves, even attracting a little wildlife here and there where gaps in the built environment allow or where the Environment Agency has sought to resuscitate them. 

Building on the Capital’s tradition of outdoor swimming in municipal lidos, as well as the more recent surge of enthusiasm for fitness brought about by London 2012, Sky Swimming proposes elevated swimming routes that link well-loved London parks with the Thames along the courses of old, forgotten rivers.

From Pen Ponds in Richmond Park along the Beverley Brook, from the Serpentine in Hyde Park along the Westbourne, and from the Boating Lake in Regent’s Park along the Tyburn, the pools will fly through the sky, glass bottomed and fast flowing towards the Thames. 




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Submitted by

Joanna Day

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