Looks calm? Nopes, brexit was round the corner (and we know how that went).I also got to to swim in the Serpentine Lake (if you’ve read Equal Music you’ll know!). Possibly one of the nicest swims I’ve had - I had the novel (and enjoyable) experience of having to interrupt my breast stroke for a passing duck train.

The Runnymede water meadow (and that’s the Thames). It is in this surrounding area where the Magna Carta is said to have been signed.

Below is bridge across the Serpentine Lake close to the Serpentine Lido (open air swimming). This is the location. The pictures here are a mix from the Runnymede Water Meadow and the Hyde Park (south west London) surrounding area.