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Jason Allen 08/06/21

Lake Swim, Cocktails & Campfire

And now for something a little bit different…

An evening of lake swimming, cocktails and campfires.

In East London.

Brought to you by the creative souls at Secret Adventures, this surprising London experience is taking place over several dates this summer (in June, July & August) on the pontoons of the West Reservoir in Stoke Newington.  Head along and you’ll enjoy a balmy evening of dips in the lake, following which – as the sun takes its own dip below the horizon – you’ll be invited to warm up your outsides by the campfire, while warming everything else with cocktails and toasted marshmallows.

The plan’s pretty simple; after a couple of hours in the water (the lake’s huge, by the way) and sunbathing, you’ll retreat to shore and scorch some marshmallows on the liberally-scattered fire pits. If you feel like it, there’ll even be hot showers & hairdryers on standby, just in case. You can then peruse the street food trader’s goods – choosing to purchase from a range of carnivorous, vegetarian and vegan options – and ultimately enjoy a sort of reverse dinner, with dessert first.

And finally to cap the evening off, you’ll be invited to warm yourself up at the fairy-lit pop up bar, which will stay open until 11pm selling beer, wine, and all the usual extras…

It’s the best dive bar in town.


NOTE: Secret Adventures’ Lake Swim, Cocktails and Campfire event is happening on 25th June; 2nd July; 9th July; and 6th August 2021. Tickets cost just £20, and are now on sale HERE

ALSO NOTE: Nudge Members get 25% off.  To access the members’ discount code, look at the top of this article (just below the main image). Once you have the code, you can buy tickets HERE.  Not A Member? Sign up here for a free trial



Lake Swim & Campfires | West Reservoir, Stoke Newington, N4 2HA

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Lake Swim, Cocktails and Campfire

West Reservoir, Stoke Newington, N4 2HA