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Peter Pan Cup

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Time Out says

One of London’s quirkiest Christmas traditions as well as being one of the oldest, the Peter Pan Cup has been contested on Christmas mornings since 1864. Strictly a spectator event - unless you happen to be a regular, not to mention hardy, member of the Serpentine Swimming Club - the name of the 100-yard swimming race in Hyde Park’s lido derives from the 1904 edition, when author and playwright Sir James Barrie presented the trophy to the winner. The race commences at 9am so head down before you start opening your presents.

Rosie Hewitson
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Rosie Hewitson

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