Paddington to Camden Guided Paddle

  • canoeing

  • 2 hrs 30 mins

  • Up to 18 people
  • pin

    London, GB

  • ticket-price
    / adult
  • user-group

    Group discount available

  • Description

    Join for a Canoe/Kayak/SUP guided trip starting and finishing at our base in Paddington Basin. We will paddle up the Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal into Little Venice. We will then turn on our lights and navigate the Maida Hill Tunnel onto the Regents Canal paddling past Regents Park and London Zoo on the way. A short stop for refreshments at Camden Lock before the journey back.

    This trip is open to all abilities.

    You will be selecting for Canoe or Sit on top Kayak unless you select the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) option - for SUP you should have some previous experience but for Canoe or Kayak no experience is necessary.


    You do not need to have any previous Canoeing/Kayaking experience for this activity. For Stand Up Paddleboarding you should have some previous experience as this is a slightly longer trip and we won't spend as much time before the session learning the basics.

    You will need to shower / wash thoroughly as soon as possible after the session if you have fallen in or been splashed and need to ensure any open cuts are covered.

    We have taken people with physical and mental disabilities out on the water however please contact us before booking as we may need to take you out privately to ensure you receive the coach's full attention.

    We will also need to know of any recent injuries prior to the session.

    What to bring

    Try to arrive 'ready to go' (note very limited changing facilities).

    Pop up changing tents are available on site and changing & shower facilities available on request after the session.

    What to wear?

    Remember to check weather forecast and dress accordingly.

    In warm weather (spring/summer):

    1. gym/jogging type quick drying 'technical' clothing
    2. change of clothes and a towel (just in case you get wet)
    3. extra layers to put on after the activity or to take with you in case you get chilly on the water
    4. waterproof case for your phone if you are planning to take it on water with you
    5. retainers for your glasses/sunglasses (don't lose them!)

    Where can I leave my belongings?

    There are no lockers on site but personal belongings (in a bag) can be left in lockable equipment cages.


    The session will start with some land-based training at our base in Paddington Basin, before getting onto water and piercing through the heart of London on the Grand Union Canal. We will pass through iconic London landmarks such as Little Venice.

    *How far we get depends upon the conditions on the day

    *Maida Hill tunnel on Regent's Canal is highly regulated and we do not go through the tunnel on our standard sessions

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