Cool off from the Clubs with Queer Bruk’s Water Spots

Queer Bruks Guide to Water Spots

Cool off from the Clubs with Queer Bruk’s Water Spots

Queerbruk explores their favourite spots for water
Queer Bruk

Picture Notting Hill Carnival meets London Pride and you’ve got the vibe that club night Queer Bruk is going for. In the same way that Queer Bruk provides a space for freedom and escapism through sweating it out on the dancefloor, swimming has been able to provide the same by day for founder Akeil.

“I think that in the Black community and queer community there can be a feeling that every day is political, a struggle, something else that they're having to contend with. And so I think that bodies of water can act as an oasis or escape.”

Deep dive into Akeil’s guide to his favourite spots near the capital to switch off, bring the carnival vibe with you, or just take time out and meditate. Brought to you by Nike Swim and Trippin as a part of Open Waters, helping people of all backgrounds navigate the waters.

Margate Beach

Incredible beach with an amazingly (and somewhat surprisingly) diverse and safe atmosphere. Margate is rich with culture that is slowly but surely becoming more diverse, making it a great place for people of colour and LGBTQ+ people. Swim Level: Beginner Public Transport:
 Yes Facilities: Lifeguard

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Stanborough Lakes Welwyn Garden City

Stanborough Park is a 126 acre plot of land that has two lakes that are beautiful. While swimming isn’t allowed, it’s an amazing place to take part in canoeing, kayaking and other water sports - Welwyn is still relatively close to London, also! Swim Level: Not for Swimming Public Transport: Yes Facilities: Yes

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Trent Park

Trent Park is personally near and dear to my heart, I've had my birthday party underneath the same tree since I was one year old (with the exception of a couple of years) and the place is amazing! Located in North London (Cockfosters), the park is 413 acres and there are many bodies of water. It’s a truly amazing place that is transformative and peaceful. Swim Level: Not for swimming Public Transport:
 Yes Facilities: No

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