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The Upperdeckers Hub

Keep active at 50+.

A club for those over 60 but everyone over 50 is welcome 

Monday afternoons 

Meet for a social chat. Bring your own lunch 




COVID-19: Currently we're not running activities but we hope to start in mid July 2021. Please join our mailing list for updates.

Mondays (not bank holidays)

Arrive about 12.30

Sessions start at 13:00


How much does it cost?

You are most welcome to come along and see what goes on without going on the water. Join the group for a cup of tea to see your friends or make new friends, or just enjoy the tranquility of the river. You will not be charged for this.

There is a further charge for any RYA and or BC certificates gained.


What activities can I do?

Participate in a gentle exercise routine if you wish 

Sign up for afternoon session either in power boats or in kayaks.  (All waterborne sessions are led by experienced professional instructors).  We provide all the gear including buoyancy aids. 

Enjoy time on the water.  (If that is not for you stay and relax on the balcony and take in the panoramic river views and the Nine Elms developments) 

Activities operate on a first-come-first-served basis but we try to accomodate as many as possible.

For some it's as much about the social occasion as the watersports so come along, have a cuppa and a chat and see what goes on. Maybe you'll be persuaded to give the watersports a try, but do come and visit us.


How do I sign up?

  1. Register on this website which will provide us with your contact details.
  2. Print and sign this consent form to bring with you on the day.
  3. There is no booking required for the sessions. Just turn up at the advertised start time of the session.

Please note that if you are late, you may be turned away. Time and tide wait for no one!


You need to bring...

Nobody will be allowed on the water without the appropriate clothing!



Anything else?

The Upperdeckers group is funded by a variety of organisations. Unfortunately current funding has run out so we are charging a small amount for the sessions in the hope that we will find some more funding that will make it free once again.

We have to actively seek funding to keep these sessions going so if you would like to help us do that, please contact us.


Currently in summer season

  • Season starts: 01st May 2021
  • Season ends: 31st March 2022

The Upperdeckers Hub activities schedule

June 2021

No scheduled activities found

A Royal Yachting Association (RYA) & British Canoeing (BC) approved training centre, regulated by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS).

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