SUP hire only available to people who have good SUP experience.
You will be able to explore the canal from Paddington Basin without an instructor.
If you do not have the experience required please book on to one of our Beginner Trips.
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 will also need to know of any recent injuries prior to the session.
You will be paddling through the heart of London on the Grand Union Canal. You will pass through iconic London landmarks such as Little Venice, Saint Mary Magdalene Church and Trellick Tower*.
*How far you get depends upon the conditions on the day.
PADDINGTON BASIN Active360 Stand Up Paddleboarding
We are located right by the Rolling Bridge on the north shore, on the canal-side of Waterside House, close to KuPP restaurant and GoBoat London.