East Village, London

Located in Stratford E20, East Village is a strong community in the former Athletes’ Village. Nestled between Westfield Stratford City and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it offers a selection of services, retail and outdoor space to explore with great access to transport links.

Elephant Central, London

Located in Elephant & Castle SE1. Elephant Central is well-connected for travel, making it quick and easy to get around – perfect for professionals looking to keep their commute short. The neighbourhood offers a variety of arts, bars, cafes and parks to explore.

New Maker Yards, Manchester

Located in Middlewood Locks, M5. New Maker Yards is in a prime location to experience Salford and Manchester with ease via train, car, bike, bus or foot. Within this vibrant up-and-coming neighbourhood you will find a local pub and supermarket, outdoor spaces and local events to enjoy.


Get Living London takes the plunge for Special Olympics

Get Living London is proud to announce its support for the flagship Great Britain Polar Plunge. The event is in aid of Special Olympics Great Britain – a global organisation that provides year round sports training and athletic competition to nearly 4 million children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Taking the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to the next level, thousands of brave plungers are being encouraged to sign up and submerge themselves in 20,000 litres of freezing ice-filled water, to raise money for the charity.

Already a stateside sensation, the flagship Great Britain Polar Plunge will take place in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 7th February 2015. A bespoke arctic open-air pool has been specially constructed for the Polar Plunge, and Special Olympics Great Britain are hoping to recruit thousands of potential plungers to adorn fancy dress and take on the iciest challenge yet.

One of these brave recruits is Neil Young, Chief Executive of Get Living London, who will be dunked in the icy water to raise money for the charity.

Mini-plungers can also join in the fun with an indoor paddling pool open to under-12s, and spectators and supporters will be encouraged to cheer on the adventurous challengers as they enjoy live entertainment and musical performances on site from 10am to 3pm.

The Polar Plunge ‘Hot Spot’ will also be open to visitors throughout the day. Including a cosy seating area, outdoor heaters, blankets and hot drinks, it’s guaranteed to keep spectators warm as the chilly action unfolds.

To sign up as Polar Plunger please visit the Polar Plunge website.http://www.specialolympicsgb.org.uk/

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