CANCELLED : Thames Kayaking Adventure: Big Ben & Back


 

CANCELLED: Thames Kayaking: Big Ben & Back

Monday 5th August 8pm - 10:30

Meet 7.45pm, Cremorne Gardens, Chelsea, SW10 OQH

A summer evening jaunt on the glistening Thames, ideal for those new to kayaking or those looking to try something new in a kayak!

We’ll be on the water for a couple of hours, with the trip planned around the tides, allowing you to glide down river to see Albert Bridge, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament in all their splendour before returning to Chelsea on the new flood tide.

We will be paddling in super stable 2 person kayak boats, so no experience is required, and our expert guides will help us master the basics of boat control during the journey.

More info:

We will be kayaking from a purpose-built kayaking centre in Chelsea, with excellent facilities and equipment. The kayaks we’ll be using are spacious and stable doubles.

All coaches are highly trained and qualified by the British Canoe Union, fully CRB checked, and have years of kayaking experience.  They have a passion for the tidal Thames and brilliant local knowledge.

The centre boasts hot showers and changing rooms, with lockers for your valuables, just bring along a small padlock.

Meeting Point:

Meet at Cremorne Gardens on the junction of Lots Road and Cremorne Road. Travelling by bus is a good option – the centre is a five minute walk from Battersea Bridge, or the Worlds End stop on the Kings Road.
Imperial Wharf overground station is around a 7 minute walk, and can be reached via Clapham Junction or Shepherd’s Bush mainline stations, or by changing from the London Underground system at West Brompton (District Line). Fulham Broadway and Sloane Square tube stations are both around a 15 – 20 minute walk away.
If you’re on your bike there are railings you can secure your bike to.

What to bring:

A complete change of clothes & footwear (though you’re 99% likely to stay dry!), a padlock, sunglasses/hat.

What’s included:

Kayak hire, splash proof outer clothing, paddle, buoyancy aid, kayak guides.

N.B. the trip is dependent on a minimum number attending.



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  • anne m.

    So, do we get a refund?

    August 18, 2013

  • Alan

    Well I turned up having not seen the emails etc, and after the initial disappointment, at least had the consolation of a pint with Magda and Nadia. Every cloud...! Hope there's a new date soon.

    August 5, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Just got to Imperial Wharf station & read this... bummer! It's dry. Ok, back to Chingford i go... :-

    August 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      me too! lol... well let's say that i m keeping the the excitment for next time ;) hope i can make it

      August 5, 2013

  • Natalie

    Ok thanks I'll head home

    August 5, 2013

  • gary(Igor)

    well this time BBC forecast was spot on

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Judit B.

    Oh no, I was really looking forward this! :(

    August 5, 2013

  • John W.

    Damn. Now I have no excuse not to go back to writing my book. Hope to see you all at a rescheduled event...

    August 5, 2013

  • Emma

    Hmm...not sure i want to chance it tonight - Kat, is it possible to get a refund in this case?

    August 5, 2013

    • Emma

      Thanks for the update. How can we go about getting a refund for this as it's been cancelled, or will it be automatic?

      August 5, 2013

    • Kat

      We will ask Harry for another date (it is tide dependant) and come back to you with a date by the end of the day tomorrow, you can then let us know if you can make it. If not a full refund will be provided.

      August 5, 2013

  • Ian

    Nooo! I was just getting my waterproofs out :( it will be great!..is it really cancelled??

    August 5, 2013

    • Louise R.

      sorry Ian - the water is foul thanks to a Sewage overflow pipe that's inundated after the heavy downpour - the kayak co. say its a health and safety risk to let us launch :(

      August 5, 2013

  • Adrian B.

    Aw shucks. Maybe the lightning that was forecast was very very frightening.

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Natalie

    I think the condition of the river will be the most important thing ....

    August 5, 2013

  • Laura M.

    This is showing as cancelled, oh no is it true??

    August 5, 2013

    • Louise R.

      Sorry Laura it's true - Cancelled....

      August 5, 2013

  • John W.

    I need to leave in next couple of minutes so need to know if it really is cancelled...

    August 5, 2013

  • Natalie

    Just leaving home now, fingers crossed were on :0)

    August 5, 2013

  • Natalie

    My thoughts exactly, I suppose it will depend on how rough the water is. I have tried phoning the centre but no answer. I did notice though that we need closed tie footwear...

    August 5, 2013

    • Jennifer

      hah! good job I read this before leaving home! better put my flip flops back! :-) see you guys soon!

      August 5, 2013

    • John W.

      Gotcha.

      August 5, 2013

  • Natalie

    http://www.kayakinglondon.com/tandc.html normally I d wear sports sandals, but it said closed toe footwear.

    Sorry not to post under the question my iPhone is playing up

    August 5, 2013

  • John W.

    It's clearing up in North London so what the heck, I'll chance it.

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • John W.

    It's bucketing down out there. We're really doing this thing are we?
    :)

    August 5, 2013

  • Louise R.

    the rain is going to stop: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2653265 :)

    August 5, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I hope so! I've been wanting to kayak for ages! I'm bringing a raincoat.. :-)

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Emma

    Does this go ahead even if its pouring with rain as it is now?!

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Emma

    Does this still go ahead even if its pouring with rain as it is now?!

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm feeling too poorly to attend :( Would somebody like my spot? Please comment if you'd like to take my place x

    August 5, 2013

  • Natalie

    Looking forward to this :0)

    August 5, 2013

  • Siobhan E.

    have a good evening

    August 5, 2013

  • Adrian B.

    Ooh, always fancied doing this, as always you've come up trumps Kat!

    August 4, 2013

  • Ian

    Yeah! Epic, can't wait :D

    August 4, 2013

  • Philip

    Looking forward to it!!

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks like great fun but I'm hoping I won't be the only one with zero experience!

    August 1, 2013

    • Hash P.

      My experience is .. Well.. Zero!

      August 3, 2013

  • Hash P.

    dont know swimming , can I still come :P ?

    August 2, 2013

  • Pete H.

    Did this last year and it was great! Tempted to go this time, but won't it get dark near the beginning of this?

    August 1, 2013

  • gary(Igor)

    sorry have to cover shift at work next time

    August 1, 2013

  • gary(Igor)

    I'm on the waiting list how do I take place ?

    July 31, 2013

    • Kat

      Please just change your RSVP to yes.

      August 1, 2013

  • clive

    this group sounds so much fun, whoever thought this up deserves a medal!!

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • Henry K

    Yes, please enrol me in the club and put me down for the kayaking on Aug 5th! A new way to see the sights!

    July 9, 2013

  • Thalia F.

    I did this last year - you guys are going to have a great time!!

    July 5, 2013

  • anne m.

    Sounds really great

    June 30, 2013

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