Hackney Marshes (White House bridge)

County Greater London
River Old River Lea
Swim location name White House bridge, Hackney Marshes
Grid reference TQ369858

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Nearest postcode E10 5SH
Other info Park at Hackney Marshes Centre (or walk or cycle there, or via various local stations or bus stops), get in under White Horse bridge or down the bank a little way downstream.

The water here can be clear and look clean, but as the river branches off an urban canal it would be safest to keep your head out of the water and put a plaster on any cuts. Wear swim shoes.

Be discreet as the LV Authority has a blanket ban on swimming.

My swim account Hackney Marshes swim 19 August 2016

[log 455, 470, 483, 542, 543]

smiling swimmer floating on back, in front of bank of vegetation – pink Himalayan balsam and trees behind
Old River Lea, White House bridge, me swimming in front of Himalayan balsam, taken by Marc Burden on my camera