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Against the Tides - A Special Event at A Secret London Location...

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Time 17:30
Date 18/07/19
Price £25
  • Price £25
  • Get ready for a nice dip in the Thames, followed by a lovely film.
  • Bring along your swimming gear.
  • Surf to book tickets.
  • See you at A Secret Location...

Channel your inner adventurer! Experience swimming in tidal waters and get a deeper understanding of the Ocean Seven challenge, before watching Stefan Stuckert's documentary 'Against the Tides'.

Against the Tides is a feature documentary by the BAFTA-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Stefan Stuckert, following marathon swimmer, Beth French, as she sets out to conquer Oceans Seven, a challenge consisting of the seven most dangerous sea-channels in the world. For extreme swimmers, it’s the ultimate test; the equivalent to the seven peaks in mountaineering. Only a handful of people have ever completed it, but Beth aims to become the first person ever to swim all seven in one year.

For this unique event, you will not only get to see Against the Tides at a specially chosen venue, plus a Q&A with Beth French and the key filmmaking team, but also have a dip in the Thames with Beth herself. Oh, and a one year membership to Nowca, the largest community of open water swimmers and venues in the UK!


For good swimmers only. Safety briefing provided by experienced swimming coaches.

Bring your swimming costume/trunks/shorts and a towel. Wetsuits available (free of charge), if required. Food and drink also available on location.

Please note that, for safety reasons, you will be required to fill in a RFID wristband app ahead of the swim.

A percentage of the profit from this event will go towards the Action for ME charity and the Anna Kennedy Online autism charity.

EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL OFFER: 2-4-1 tickets to attend Stefan Stuckert: Against the Tides - A Special Event at A Secret London Location... at 17:30 on Thursday 18 July. To enter the competition, send an email to with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: A certain king received a white bear (believed to be a polar bear) as a gift from King Haakon of Norway. This bear was kept in the Tower of London, and supposedly given a leash so long, it was able to swim in the river Thames and catch fish. But which king was it that received this unusual gift?
A: .1) King Henry II .2) King Henry III .3) King Henry IV .4) King Henry V