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Kayak Hire from Brentford Lock

Kayak Hire from Brentford Lock

£ 30

Brentford, UK

Kayaking in London
Beginner
Gear Rental
Minimum age: 16
Brentford, UK
Cancellation: Moderate
£ 30

Activity Highlights:

Kayak the serene waterways of Brentford Lock with our sit-on-top kayak hire. This unique experience allows adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts alike to discover the captivating charm of this tranquil part of London from the water.

No prior paddling experience is needed. Our sit-on-top kayaks, known for their stability and user-friendly design, ensure a seamless and memorable journey for all.

With us, you’re in full control of your adventure. Our kayak rentals afford you the freedom to independently navigate the peaceful canals of Brentford Lock, where the River Brent meets the Grand Union Canal. Whether you decide to leisurely paddle, plan a picturesque picnic, or take a break for afternoon tea at a local café, the choice is yours.

Our sit-on-top kayaks are virtually unsinkable, providing peace of mind and easy paddling and we have both single and double kayaks to choose from to cater to the needs of your group, big or small.

Why Choose Us?

Since our inception in 2011, we’ve been more than just a rental service. We’ve proudly introduced tens of thousands of individuals to the joys of paddle sports, fostering a community of waterway enthusiasts committed to protecting our aquatic environments.

Our mission extends beyond providing unforgettable kayak experiences. We are dedicated to raising awareness about the marine environment and the threats it faces, notably plastic pollution.

Join us for your kayaking adventure at Brentford Lock!

Please Note: For safety reasons, navigating certain areas such as the Maida Hill tunnel on the Regent’s Canal independently is strictly prohibited.

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What's Included:

  • 1.5 hours kayak hire.
  • Safety briefing.
  • Equipment - Kayak, Paddles, Buoyancy Aids.

Facilities

Storage locker

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.

Before embarking on your kayak adventure, we recommend you consult the weather forecast and dress accordingly, taking into consideration the day’s wind and possible rain conditions.

Remember to pack a spare set of clothes and water-appropriate shoes (you can find specific guidance below). While paddling in our Sit-On-Top kayaks, you might get splashed a bit, so be prepared to get a tad damp.

Please note that we do not provide dry bags, and while capsizing is not expected, a splashproof rucksack should keep your belongings dry if you decide to bring it along in the kayak.

What to Bring:

  • Spare shoes (your regular ones might get wet in the kayak)
  • Extra clothes in case you want to change into a dry set (limited shower facilities are available at Paddington)
  • Sunscreen and sun hat for sun protection
  • Glasses retainer
  • Refillable water bottle

For Warmer Weather:

Opt for quick-drying sportswear or gym wear – short or long sleeve tops, leggings, shorts, or quick-drying trousers (try to avoid denim and heavy cotton as they retain moisture and can make you chilly). Footwear-wise, neoprene water shoes are optimal. However, a pair of flat-soled trainers, converse, or hiking sandals with a heel strap should work well too – just make sure they won’t fall off and you don’t mind them getting wet. Flip-flops are best avoided as they can easily come off.

Also, consider bringing a light windproof/waterproof jacket or spare top in case you get chilly, along with a spare jumper or top for post-exercise warmth.

For Colder Weather:

We strongly recommend a windproof/waterproof light jacket, thermal top, and light thermals under wetsuits in colder weather. Don’t forget a wooly hat, as we tend to lose lots of heat through the head! We do have a limited selection of wetsuits available to borrow, but we might not have all sizes. A larger wetsuit with a tight-fitting layer underneath, like a base layer and a pair of leggings, can be a good alternative. Please contact us to check wetsuit availability and rental arrangements.

Cold weather can make your feet chilly, so we suggest wearing neoprene shoes during colder months. Always remember to bring a change of clothes, and a warm jumper or a cosy top to keep warm post-exercise.

You can take a bag with you, provided it isn’t too large and it is splash-proof. Dry bags are ideal!

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. Shoes can be left on site too. We have never had anything go missing but 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.

We would love it if you chose to cycle or walk as these are the best options for the environment, but here are all of your options to choose from:

  • 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 Single Kayaks are suitable for one person and cost £30 to rent for 1.5hrs.

Our Double Kayaks 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 your 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