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Kayaking on the River Thames

The River Thames provides a great location for kayaking which appeals to all ages, level of ability and fitness.

You can join a club or attend a course from an early age and the whole family can enjoy the fun of kayaking even into retirement. It is a great way to see the iconic views from the river as you paddle by Windsor Castle, the London Eye or the Houses of Parliament in London. Join a kayak tour to ensure a wonderful experience.

What if I haven't been in a kayak before?

Don't worry – you’ll be shown how to paddle a kayak and tours include a health & safety brief and all necessary equipment including recreational touring kayaks and buoyancy aids. The British Canoe Union instructors are experts, approachable and fun.

London Kayak Tours

Float leisurely along the Thames or canals and paddle London from a unique angle in your own Kayak with London Kayak Tours. You can view the historical Hampton Court Palace, see the wildlife along Regents Canal or join a tour in Windsor and glide past the royal home of the Queen at Windsor Castle.

For information on rowing on the tidal Thames, from Teddington to the sea, download The Rowing Code.



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Salter Steamers Ltd - Reading

Salter Steamers Reading

We are a family firm that has provided first-class hospitality on the Royal River Thames for over 150 years (est. 1858).As one of the longest...