About team building activities

Over the past few years the surrounding area has been developed to give public access from City Road which makes the Basin an ideal and unique venue for events, both corporate and public.

As a charity, Islington Boat Club does its very best to raise funds for itself by organising or facilitating private events on this beautiful and rare expanse of water. We are a non-profit organisation; any money raised is for keeping our facilities open for the local community.

If you are interested in hiring any part of the club please email [email protected]

We can offer full safety cover and equipment, consultation and a spectacular backdrop! We have an on-site kitchen, workroom and changing rooms with showers and toilets. Even if your event is on another waterspace, we can offer safety consultation and services – please contact the club for more information.

What we can offer

Team building and corporate away days: host a meeting on the barge with BBQ lunch followed by a rousing bellboat racing challenge."

Take a look at the photos and if you feel inspired please contact us. We will do our best to accommodate your event, and remember, you will also be supporting a very worthwhile charity the Islington Boat Club!!

Our basin is the second largest piece of open space in the borough of Islington and offers a plethora of opportunities for water based events, shows, location shoots, food events and even pop up markets.

Call to discuss your ideas on 020 7253 0778 or email [email protected]


I cannot thank you enough for the most fantastic party on Friday for Valtech and our annual summer event. This morning our MD wrote to the whole office and thanked me for organising an awesome summer party on Friday.
He said he thought the venue, staff, food, drinks and entertainment were all absolutely spot on. Everything was perfect from the chosen marquee, to the beautiful side covered seats with ropes, the colourful cushions, to the hanging tea lights in the marquee. The beautiful candles, the wild flowers sitting uncrowded and pretty in their pots. Michael and his food were something else!
The ladies were so courteous, the food out of this world and the way he lovingly served every bowl. He could not have chosen better dishes or served them with more love, care and individual attention. Your staff were wonderful; courteous, friendly, happy and keen - from the boys who took the trips down the canal to the hands on coaching on rowing and kayaking, Our staff absolutely loved every minute of the day. You have a super location and a perfect team there aty Islington Boat Club. Thank you so much.
I wish you huge success in the fantastic charity work you do, all the super volunteering that you do, and hopefully a lot more corporate work to come. I would recommend you with my eyes closed any day, anytime, anywhere!