London Buzz: Synchronized Swimming at The Berkeley

The Berkeley, London

The Olympic Games are right around the corner, and it seems synchronized swimming is back in the spotlight. Vanity Fair recently featured the retro sport (verdict: it’s come a long way, baby, from the days of “elaborate smoke and fire effects.” And just this month, the sport was showcased in Vogue UK (a magazine editor actually joined the British synchronised swimming team for the Sync or Swim feature). Conde Nast Traveller affirms that the “craze for synchronized swimming has hit London.”

Case in point: A new 90-minute class offered at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. Locals and hotel guests alike can partake in the masterclass, overseen by the glam and professional ladies of the Aquabatix squad. As Conde Nast Traveller points out, “You could go all out and hire the troupe for your own private party - as David Walliams and Lara Stone did, who had them perform to Frank Sinatra's Come Fly With Me at their wedding party on the rooftop at Shoreditch House.” For more information, visit www.the-berkeley.co.uk.

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