Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre, London

#10 of 14 in Nature in London
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Spend a day on the water without leaving the city at Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre. The basin once made up part of the historic London docks, and while most other bodies of water in the area have been landfilled, this basin remains a popular place for recreational activities. Dive into various water sports and adventure activities, such as sailing, canoeing, diving, and kayaking. Children can sign up for the youth club and enjoy a day packed full of fun challenges. For those who prefer to stay on dry land, consider exploring the pedestrian paths that run along the water's edge. If you’re feeling sporty, you can join other cyclists and joggers who use the route. Using our international travel planner, London attractions like Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We passed through here on our walk on the Thames Path. There were several people swimming off the pontoons and further round some fishermen.  more »
  • Lovely streets unencumbered by tourists and small pub frequented by Gandalf (well, the actor) make for a great walk enjoying some of the best the city has to offer  more »
  • It's one of the best places to walk, that basin is. During summer or winter. Daylight or otherwise. Walk, cycle, jog, run, swim and whatever you decide to do. It's a totally therapeutic place. Maybe not so much on rainy days though 😅. Fun can walk all the way to tower bridge! Definitely recommended for night or days walks with good company.
  • Great outdoor space. Slightly spoilt by constant bikes and runners but the basin is an ideal venue for them too.

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