Adult activities

Make a donation

The club is always very appreciative of donations.

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Trips and parties

Narrowboat trips and kayaking parties. 

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Team building

All are welcome to come along and experience our teambuilding activities.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding



Where is Islington Boat Club?

Our address is 16-34 Graham Street, London, N1 8JX. Have a look at the map too.

Do I need to be able to swim?

We recommend that they you are able to swim 25m in light clothing and be comfortable in the water. All participants are required to wear buoyancy aids at all times when near the water.

How much does it cost?

Please see the booking page for costs of all events.

Are the staff qualified?

All instructors are qualified. All staff are DBS checked and first aid trained. 

Our purpose is to offer high quality SUP at affordable rates with a real community feel.

We offer a variety of classes to suit all abilities as well as an SUP membership programme, making it more  affordable for those who are keen to paddle regularly and get out on to the water. If you have never tried SUP before, we advise that you attend a lesson first of all. These are a great opportunity to master SUP technique and learn how to paddleboard safely and confidently.

For those who have some experience paddleboarding we offer canal tours, longer trips into East London and beyond, power paddles, SUP socials and our Wednesday evening SUP club.

Please note that the SUP programme is seasonal so will be closed during the winter months. Join the Facebook group for more information and for dates, times and availability.

Private sessions or tuition and corporate group events available, please email


If you are over 50, join our popular UpperDeckers club to try something new, meet new people, keep active and have fun on the water. No prior experience is necessary.

The UpperDeckers club offers a program of beginner-friendly, safe and supervised water activities including:

  • Kayaking canoeing and water activities along with opportunities to take part in Narrow-boat trip or crewing

  • Our friendly staff are on hand to teach you and answer any questions.

  • Free refreshments after the activity session


Every Tuesday (term time).

Please arrive at 10.45am to get ready for activities starting at 11am.  Feel free to just turn up and try it. 

What to bring

A full change of clothes (appropriate for the weather) including soft-soled shoes and a towel. We will provide everything else including buoyancy aids.

Full shower and changing facilities are available. A full change of clothing including shoes is required for those heading on the water.


£5 per session

UpperDecker schedule

Adult kayaking

Currently we can only offer kayaking to adults as groups with a private instructor.​

For a two hour session you will have a safety briefing followed by some basic instruction in the safety of the City Road Basin.

You can then take a tour of the Regents Canal with your instructor there to help and guide.


£240 for a group of up to 12 adults.

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Registered office: 16-34 Graham Street London N1 8JX / Tel 020 7253 0778 / email