East London's top water-sport activities to try this summer

Improve your balance and strengthen your core by having a stab at Paddle Boarding along east London's glorious waterways.  Jason from Urban Recovery will guide you through the key techniques for gliding your way through some of London's most historical regions.  Or if you prefer to sit-down to enjoy the waterways then do so for just £9.00p/h from an impressive-looking swan pedalo, located on the Regent's Canal in the Olympic Park.

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water boarding sports

If you prefer a bit more speed from your water-sports, then head to the Lee Valley White Water Water Centre where you can select from a whole host of daring and adrenaline-junky sports that take place in the Olympic Park's rapids.   Choose from 'tubing' where you'll be twisting, bumping and screaming your way down the white water; 'hydrospeeding' - where you'll dive head first down the rapids on a board with fins to propel and navigate.  Or, why not get a group of friends together and charter your very own raft down the white water. Prices start at £35.00 per hour. 

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london reservoir sports

Stoke Newington Reservoir Centre is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of east London and pretend you're in the depths of the British countryside.  Here you can try your hand at open water swimming, sailing, canoeing and kayaking or just enjoy the action on the lake from dry-land with a cup of tea and a slice of cake from the beautiful terrace cafe.  

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