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Kayaking - Big Ben by Night- £38 - Thur 17th Oct

  • Oct 17, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Kayaking - Big Ben by Night- £38 - Thursday 17th October

The Thames really is at its most beautiful as the night wears on, and London's reflection shimmers on its dark waters. This trip is 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 splendor before returning to our base at Chelsea on the new flood tide.

No experience is required as the boats are very stable, and expert guides will help you master the basics of boat control during your journey. All specialist equipment is provided.

.. the requirement is that you 'can' swim 10 meters if you had to and are comfortable being on the water ;-)

Duration: Around 2-2.5 hours.

What you should bring on the day –
• Clothing, including footwear, that you don’t mind getting damp or muddy and that are suitable for kayaking – track suit trousers, hiking trousers, fleeces and thermals are all great, denim and cotton aren’t so good, and closed toe shoes are a must. Don’t worry, capsizes are rare as the boats are very stable, and we aim to keep you dry, but splashes are common!

• A towel and shower kit. The centre has secure changing rooms with hot showers.
• Dry clothes to change into after the session.

What you might also wish to bring on the day -
• A bottle of water
• A waterproof camera
• A hat
• A small padlock – There are cage style lockers for your use but no locks on them

There are railings on site you can secure your bike to if required


* Please aim to arrive at the venue around 7:30pm for a briefing & to get kitted up etc, so we can start kayaking promptly at 8:00pm.. as the experience is timed with the tides.




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  • JonG

    What a fabulous evening; a full moon over the Thames, on a mild Autumn night, taking in a very different perspective of London Town and a great bunch of uDarers to enjoy it with! Thank you all for making it another memorable uDare experience.:-) PS You also don't often witness bats flying around in a major city! ;-)

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Rich

    Fab evening, well looked after by the staff. Thanks!

    2 · October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time, truly unique experience.

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Mike H

    If you are driving tonight or taking the buses be aware that their is/has been a big demonstration in Westminster and traffic is heavily congested from Paddington to Westminster, all around Vauxhall and along the Embankment...

    2 · October 17, 2013

    • JonG

      Cheers Mike!

      October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Due to commitments before hand I might now need to drive - do you know anywhere nearby that might be suitable? Looking forward to it! Thanks liz

    October 17, 2013

    • JonG

      Hi Liz, If you are looking for parking, there is pay and display in Lots Road. Hopefully at that time there will be spaces.

      October 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member


      October 17, 2013

  • JonG

    Do any of the 27 of you on the waiting list want to come tonight? There are two spots available - so be quick! ;-)

    October 17, 2013

  • JonG

    Spaces available for the last planned trip in 2013!

    October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Guys,
    Please note 2 spaces have just become available for Kayaking Big Ben on 17th October. There are 14 on the waiting list so be quick! ;-)

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • JonG

    Hi, For those on the Waiting List, and in case you are not aware, we are running an other trip on the 17 September from our sister site uDare Scuba: I hope you can make it to this one!

    August 26, 2013

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