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Evening Kayak under Tower Bridge
Wednesday 20th June, 2018

Due to a cancellation, we have ONE place available on this adventure!

... or join our next trip on Friday 17th August, 2018.

Make the most of the long summer evenings and join us for a kayak journey along a truly iconic section of the Thames under Tower Bridge and past the Shard.

Photos: Peter Tranter, The Paddler Magazine


Follow in the wake of ancient mariners and see London old and new on this evening kayaking tour of the Thames. Venture out from London's East End and paddle along the river into the heart of the city. You'll paddle beneath Tower Bridge and past the Tower of London, get up close and personal with HMS Belfast and see sights including the Golden Hinde from a new perspective. For the whole trip you'll have London's iconic skyline as your backdrop. On your return journey you'll stop off using the smuggler's entrance at London's oldest riverside pub to warm up with a pub meal and a drink - all included in the price! This is a truly fantastic way to see the city with the river boasting dramatic landmarks and big skies.

Your craft are highly stable double kayaks (two adults per boat which makes paddling even easier!) and all specialist equipment is provided. The boats are designed to travel easily in a straight line and stay upright so you shouldn't get wet (apart from the occasional splash!) We work carefully with the tides so the river assists you on your journey and our experienced guides keep you safe whilst you enjoy the spectacular views. 

This adventure requires no previous paddling experience so is suitable for all however you must be able to swim 25m.

EC adventures are informal, friendly and great fun! They're made up of singles, couples and small sets of friends with ages typically ranging from mid 20s to mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and young at heart is welcome. Whether it's your first time exploring the outdoors or you're an adventure professional, EC adventures are a great way to meet like-minded people in a safe, welcoming and fun environment.



You'll meet at 6.30pm at the meeting and finishing point which is just around the corner from Limehouse DLR station so it’s easiest to arrive by train. From here you’ll pick up your kayaks and, following a short safety briefing, you’ll paddle off up the river. You'll start and finish from Limehouse Basin and the trip will take approximately four hours including time for dinner.


  • A unique four-hour return kayak trip along the River Thames including a pub dinner and a beer, wine or soft drink
  • Safe and stable double kayaks, paddles, buoyancy aids and all other safety equipment
  • Waterproof containers for your valuables
  • Qualified and experienced guides to look after you on your journey
  • EC Host 


  • Discounted price for EC CLUB Members - £79
  • Price for non EC CLUB Members - £89
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If you'd like to know more about this weekend or have a particular question about this or any of our adventures, please email enquiries@explorersconnect.com or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.