We are the oldest canoe club in the UK. We offer canoeing/kayaking facilities, instruction and activities at Trowlock Island, Teddington, Middlesex – near Kingston-upon-Thames, in south-west London.
Please check out the links on the site for more information about the canoe club. New members are always very welcome at Royal Canoe Club. The island clubhouse is pictured, above left.
There are two membership forms to fill out, one for the club itself and the other for use of the facilities – this is because the facilities are owned by a separate freehold company.
Firstly there is the Royal Canoe Club application form and then there is the Canoe Club Freehold Limited (CCFL) application form.
We’re ideally placed for people who work in London and want to canoe before or after work – our nearest train station is Hampton Wick (Waterloo 30 minutes), a ten-minute walk from the canoe club’s premises at Trowlock Island. We’re also close to major bus routes between Kingston-upon-Thames and Teddington.
We have canoeing and kayaking groups for every level of ability from beginners to elite. We offer canoeing for children and also cater for adults canoeists of all ability levels.
If you’re an adult novice/relative beginner and want some help getting started, please contact Bob: 0208 673 3569
We have a comprehensive gym and several boathouses, a range of club boats from Open Canadian Canoes to sprint racing and marathon kayaks for general use. We have a fleet of beginners’ kayaks and canoes as well as all the necessary canoeing equipment you’ll need – buoyancy aids, paddles and so on. All you need is the appropriate clothing and a deal of enthusiasm!
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