The best waterside homes for Londoners – from keen sailors to wild swimmers 

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It’s hard for a place to ever feel truly wild when you’re never more than 10 minutes from a Sainsbury’s ­Local. But there’s something about looking out over open water that, no matter where you are, can offer a sense of calm.

Even London commuters and city-slickers can enjoy the health benefits, both mental and physical, of living by open water, as more urban developers choose to go with the flow. Rather than seeing bodies of water as a planning headache, many are beginning to incorporate them into their very designs, creating nature reserves and sports centres.

Here are five of the best spots to live in the capital for spending your weekends dabbling in a water sport or two.


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