Kayaking along London's oldest canal

With an ethos to generate a feeling of ‘exploration and wonder’, Secret Adventures is an exciting company that aims to inject a sense of wild-outdoors, off-the-grid adventure into everyday city life.

The company offers a range of different adventures from kayaking along the Thames to midnight swims in London lidos and campfire picnics and gatherings. We joined their ‘Limehouse to Crate Brewery’ adventure where we travelled along the canals of Hackney Wick by kayak as day set into night.

Using only the lights of nearby buildings and torches to given to us to help find the way, the journey made for a very atmospheric and unique experience. Our guide Madoc was super friendly and informative showing us how to use the kayaks safely, whilst local wildlife was pointed out along the way as we slipped under bridges and navigated through locks. The tour finished up with the reward of a hot pizza and cool beer once reaching the brewery.

Highly recommended to anyone with a sense of adventure.

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