We are a friendly London canoe club who welcome all those interested in canoeing and kayaking; from beginners to experienced paddlers, paddling fanatics or just warm weather fans. Probably London’s most active kayak club for paddling; on the Thames, sea kayaking, rivers and Lea Valley's Olympic white water course.
We have weekly pool training sessions for those new to the sport, or wanting to improve.
All year round we run regular paddles from our base by the River Thames, and whitewater trips away, sea kayaking, surfing and trips abroad. The Club has everything you need to go touring on the Thames; you just need to bring suitable clothes.
1. If you are new to kayaking then first come along to our weekly pool session to try out paddling and meet members. Here you will practice safety drills and rescues.
Once you are used to paddling on the Thames, progress to paddling on white water rivers, sea kayaking and surfing.
2. After completing safety drills and acquiring some basic skills, you can advance to paddling on our Thames beginner trips.
Join the free email list to receive weekly notices about our London kayak sessions and our other Club events.
But don't forget to return to the pool to acquire and improve on skills such as for eskimo rolling. paddle techniques and advanced rescues.
The club has members from all over London, as well as from the local areas of Fulham, Putney, Hammersmith, Wandsworth and Chelsea.
We are always keen to welcome new members and are BCU affiliated.