Why walk down to Crate when you can kayak there instead? Yep you can paddle all the way down London’s oldest canal from Limehouse to Hackney Wick with Secret Adventures, joining the houseboats and birdlife on the water. It’s suitable for all, even those who’ve never been in a kayak before – the double boats are super stable so you won’t end up in the drink and there’ll be a van to transport all your valuables to the bar for you. It takes about an hour and half to paddle your way there, which should have you working up a nice thirst for one of their own-brewed beers, and you’ll have seen some of the east end in a whole new way too.
Canoe Shed, Limehouse Basin, London, E14 7JZ