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Canoe Hire from Brentford Lock

Canoe Hire from Brentford Lock

£ 50

Brentford, UK

Beginner
Gear Rental
Brentford, UK
Cancellation: Moderate
£ 50

Activity Highlights:

Join us for a memorable journey through London’s enchanting canals with our welcoming Canoe Hire at Brentford Lock.

No previous canoeing experience? No problem! Our canoes are user-friendly, stable and perfect for beginners.

Our two-seater canoes offer a delightful escape for families, friends, or even your furry companions with prior arrangement. This unique experience provides the perfect opportunity for a leisurely paddle, a picturesque picnic, or even a delightful stop at a local cafe. It’s your journey to curate, and we provide the setting and the equipment for those unforgettable moments.

Discover the Hidden Gems

Nestled close to the lock where the River Brent merges with the Grand Union Canal, Brentford Lock offers a serene location, away from the city’s hustle and bustle. With our canoe rental, you have the chance to explore the calm waterways at your own pace. Whether it’s the tranquil Brentford waters or the charming Grand Union Canal, you will get to explore the city from a whole new persepctive.

Why Choose Us?

Since 2011, we’ve been London’s leading provider of unique urban paddling experiences. Our dedicated team, with diverse backgrounds, is committed to making your journey on the water an unforgettable one, no matter your experience level.

Our vision extends beyond fun and exploration. We’re also dedicated to raising awareness about the challenges facing our marine environment, including plastic pollution. We’re enthusiastic about protecting our splendid canals and invite you to be part of this meaningful cause.

Choose our Canoe Hire at Brentford Lock; we’re excited to help you create ripples in the tranquil waters of Brentford!

Please Note: Due to safety regulations, independent crossing through Maida Hill tunnel on the Regent’s Canal is not permitted.

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What's Included:

  • 1.5 hours canoe hire.
  • Safety briefing.
  • Equipment - Canoe, Paddles, Buoyancy Aids.

Facilities

Changing rooms available
Showers Available

Frequently Asked Questions

You will receive confirmation of your booking via email, and be able to speak directly to the centre via an online chat in case you have any further questions/requests.

There’s no need for any specific attire for your canoe rental. However, we recommend dressing according to the weather conditions on your session day, taking into account factors such as wind and rain.

A change of light clothes or a jumper might come in handy after you’ve finished exercising. However, please note that we don’t provide dry bags.

What to Bring:

  • A light windproof or waterproof jacket, or a spare top for colder conditions
  • A cosy jumper or top to put on after your exercise to stay warm
  • Sunscreen and a sun hat for protection against the sun
  • A refillable water bottle to stay hydrated
  • Snacks or a picnic to enjoy during your canoe ride

For Colder Weather:

  • A windproof or waterproof light jacket for protection against the elements
  • A thermal top for added warmth
  • We strongly recommend wearing light thermal clothing and a wooly hat during colder weather, as significant amounts of heat are lost through the head
  • Spare clothes and a warm jumper or cozy top are essential to stay warm after exercising during winter.

Canoes can take a lot of weight and you can take your bag with you. However, you can leave some belongings on site if you wish. We do not have lockers on site but personal belongings in a bag/rucksack can be left in the equipment cages on site. Make sure you do not leave loose items – it’s best to put them in one or two bags.

We have never had anything go missing, but please avoid bringing valuables (or take them in a drybag) as the cages are shared by staff and all customers.

We highly recommend cycling to the site. There are cycle stands nearby. Bring a lock with you. Folded Brompton bikes can be left in the equipment cages.

Certainly, we love having our four-legged friends join us for a canoe adventure! If you have a small dog that you’d like to bring along, we’re more than happy to welcome them on board. However, there are a few things you might want to consider to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for both you and your furry pal.

You know your dog better than anyone, so it’s important to think about how they might behave in a canoe. While it’s a whole new exciting world for them, any incidents involving your pet will be your responsibility, so keeping them under close control is essential.

We recommend having a buoyancy aid for your dog, equipped with a top handle, or at least a heavy-duty harness with a top handle. This will allow you to pull them out in an emergency if needed. Please make sure not to pull them by their collars when they’re swimming, as this can be harmful.

Dogs are naturally curious, and your furry friend might want to lean out of the canoe or even jump out! It’s good to be aware that this can make the canoe unstable and may lead to dangerous situations for both you and your pet. The banks along the canal are high, and motorised traffic might be present, so it’s best to be cautious.

Any questions, just ask!

Children as young as 5 will be able to fit into our smallest buoyancy aids. Remember for younger children you will be paddling for them so you must be able to paddle a canoe solo to be able to take them without another adult or older child.

We would love you to cycle to us as it is the best option for the environment and easy to access.

Here are you options:

  • Train: Brentford overground station is a 10 – 15 minute walk to Brentford Lock. There is a regular train service from London Waterloo and from Weybridge.
  • Bus: There are several buses going direct to Commerce Road and also on nearby Brentford High St there are regular busses from Hammersmith  and Hounslow.
  • Cycling: There is secure cycle parking inside a locked area at the venue. You can cycle along the towpath to reach us and we are close to the new mostly segregated cycle route which connects Brentford to Hammersmith.
  • Parking: The closest car park is the Holiday Inn car park, for which you pay an hourly rate. There is also Pay&Display parking at Brentford High Street.

Extras / Options

Our 2-Seater Canoes are suitable for two people and cost £50 to rent for 1.5hrs.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts