Kayaking Shops around London?

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Kayaking Shops around London?

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Hi Guys,
I'm coaching a group at uni and one of my beginners asked about kayaking shops around London. Unfortunately being a Scot born and bred and only having been to London twice, I haven't got a clue so I thought I'd ask the knowledgable legends of UKRGB. The only one I know of is Brookbank London but have no idea what else there might be!

Many thanks.
Davey

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White Water the Canoe Centre in Shepperton is a particularly good one.

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Patrick Clissold wrote:White Water the Canoe Centre in Shepperton is a particularly good one.
I thought it was the ONLY one.

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Aside from that I think it's out to

http://www.kentcanoes.co.uk/
or to
http://www.marsport.co.uk/

and isn't there a new shop along side the new ww course at Lea Valley?
Old School?? I miss my AQII..
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Graham
The shop near the Enfield white water centre is Bookbank London branch.
http://www.brookbanklondon.co.uk/

Davey
All the above suggestions are good , but London is a big place and it depends so much on what part you are living/studying in to be able to recommend the closest one .

If based out in Essex then Nucleus Water Sports at Frinton/Clacton is certainly worth the trip.
The staff are exceptionally helpful https://sslrelay.com/www.nucleuswatersp ... shopscript

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Andy

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Post by twicezero »

Whilst not a kayaking shop, Decathlon at Canada Water is often the first call for beginner boaters from my club. Their basic kags and wet suits can't be beat at the price, though their buoyancy aids and spraydecks look a little less trustworthy.

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Ive got to second whitewater the canoe centre, they have pretty much sold me every bit of kit ive ever had, done me a good deal on it and the staff know quite a bit too.

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Brookbank are excellent unless you're looking for Pyranhas; I'm on the wrong side of London to go to Whitewater but I ordered my Angry Fish deck from them and was very pleased with the excellent price and the promptness with which it was delivered.
Hey don't worry, jus' live 'til ya die- QOTSA

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Cheers for all your help guys, I've sent a link to this forum to my beginner and I'll let him work out which ones nearest cause my London geography sucks worse than my Scottish geography!
Thanks for all your help.
Davey.

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