Schools canoeing at Islington Boat Club started in 1972 and since then tens of thousands of local children have attended sessions here. We also have considerable experience working with excluded young people who are sent to us via local pupil referral units.

Islington Boat Club is a well-equipped, purpose-built centre situated on the City Road Basin off the Regent’s Canal. This represents a safe environment of 3 acres of water. The centre has hot showers and separate changing facilities.

We have a large fleet of canoes and kayaks for 1 to 3 people. All our equipment is maintained to an excellent standard as safety is our number one priority.

Our instructors are all experienced and British Canoe Union qualified coaches. All staff are police-checked and approved.

Schools’ Water Sports take place all year round. Protective clothing is provided for inclement weather conditions. The wearing of buoyancy aids/life jackets is compulsory for all water-based activities.

For more information and costs, please email

Leo Collier:

Please contact the club to check availability before sending in your booking form!!

Booking forms are available in the downloads section…

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