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The Plan

Paddle through London’s oldest canal from Limehouse to Crate Brewery’s bar on the water’s edge in Hackney Wick.

An urban adventure in London. If you’ve never canoed before that’s fine. This adventure is suitable for anyone (18 yrs and over).

At 6km, the route follows the Limehouse Cut and River Lea with houseboats, warehouses, swans and other birdlife along the way.

On arrival we would recommend trying the in house craft ales at Crate Brewery’s bar and their delicious pizzas.(Not included in the price of this adventure). Also for an extra cosy experience there is the very lovely bar/ boat called Alfred Le Roy usually found moored outside the bar.

Then it’s home via nearby Hackney Wick overground and rail station (2 minute walk away).

Duration: 30 mins kitting out and briefing time, around 1.5 hours paddling.

What’s Included?

Price is per person in double super stable kayaks and includes:

  • kayak
  • Paddles
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Waterproof storage barrels for any valuables
  • Professional instructors
  • Van to transport valuables and bags
  • Staff to take your kayak away at the end point

What to wear

Bring some warm and waterproof clothes for this adventure and a waterproof jacket. Also something warm to change into at the other end in case you get splashed/ damp along the way. There is a van to take your bags up to the end point. We also have waterproof trousers we can lend you.

Invite a friend

Start Point

Canoe Shed
Limehouse Basin
London , E14 7JZ

Under the DLR railway arches in Limehouse basin (just behind Limehouse DLR). Come out of the Branch Road exit and turn immediately left. We’ll be easy to spot with lots of kayaks and your instructors ready to greet you. Nearest Postcode: E14 7JZ.

Terms of Booking

The age criteria for this event is 18+.  All our events are non refundable and non changeable due the fixed costs we incur in organising them. You can find our full terms and conditions here.


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