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Canal SUP & History

sup - Up to 5 people


We have adapted our sessions to adhere to social distancing guidelines and all equipment will be disinfected after each session.

Join us as for a special Canal SUP & History session, as we explore the interesting history of the Grand Union and Regent’s Canal.

Up until the late 1960s, the canal systems of London were important transport routes connecting the River Thames with the Industrial north. Today these waterways are vital leisure amenity used for activities such as boating and paddleboarding.

During the first part of the session we will focus on the aspects of water safety and then move on to paddleboarding techniques. Once you’re feeling confident, we will head out onto the canal and start paddling.

This 1.5h session is suitable for those who have never paddled before. Upon taking part in this session you will be able to sign up for the three-hour guided tour to Richmond.

Please note that following the guidance set out by the UK government, we will require you to keep a safe distance of at least 2m from your coach during both the safety briefing and the on-water session. The coach only come within this distance if it is absolutely necessary for your safety.

What to bring

No specialist clothing is required. In warm weather, ordinary gym gear will be fine (shorts/leggings/T-shirt/sweatshirt), with old sandals or trainers you don't mind getting wet. Or you can get cheap neoprene wet shoes from most large supermarkets. No bare feet, footwear is required at all our SUP locations.

In colder weather (November - March), a wetsuit would be advisory. We have wetsuits available if requested in advance. Always bring a towel and a change of clothes just in case you take a little dip during the SUP lesson.


You do not need to be a proficient swimmer, but should be comfortable about falling into water while wearing a buoyancy aid.

A certain level of flexibility and ability to get up to standing from kneeling is required for learning to paddleboard.

You will need to shower / wash thoroughly 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.


After a land-based intro to SUP, we will set off from Paddington basin and paddle towards Little Venice onto the Gran Union Canal.


Free flexible rescheduling of sessions with 5 days notice

We do not offer full refunds. Refunds minus admin/coaching fee will only be considered in unprecedented circumstances.

We understand circumstances change and you may wish to change the date/time of your session.

We offer flexible rescheduling:

  1. first reschedule is FREE if email request to reschedule is submitted 5 days before the session's start; every subsequent reschedule will be subject to £15 admin fee
  2. reschedule request submitted less than 5 days but more than 72hrs in advance will be subject to £15 admin fee
  3. reschedule request submitted less then 24hrs will be subject to 50% charge of the value of the session

All requests to reschedule must be submitted by email to: [email protected]

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£55 for adults

Wed, 22nd Jul
17:30 - 19:00 · 5 spaces left
Wed, 29th Jul
17:30 - 19:00 · 5 spaces left
Wed, 5th Aug
17:30 - 19:00 · 5 spaces left

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