West Reservoir Centre
Learn to sail, kayak or stand-up paddle board with expert tuition from qualified instructors at West Reservoir Centre in Stoke Newington.
Open all year round, the water sports venue runs weekend and holiday courses for adults, children and young people, offering Royal Yachting Association and British Canoe approved instruction and equipment for dinghy sailing, kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding.
There is a youth club every Saturday and on Wednesday evenings (from April to October). School and community group sessions take place during term time, and it hosts sailing and paddling clubs for adults on Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings after work (from April to October).
The centre also hosts open water swimming sessions throughout the summer months, on Thursdays from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 7.30am to 9.30am.
The picturesque reservoir - which covers 30 acres of water - is home to an abundance of wildlife including swans, wildfowl, and gulls.
It also has a nice little café with a sunny terrace and great view out over the water.
The four-storey main tower can be hired for events and is a stunning location for wedding receptions and private parties. There are also three meeting rooms overlooking the water, ideal for corporate seminars or team away days.