What's included

  • Gourmet Burger (veggie available)
    Gourmet Burger (veggie available)
  • <p>Drink of your choice</p>

    Drink of your choice

  • Paddleboarding, burger and drink
    Paddleboarding, burger and drink
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Thought you’d have to leave the city to enjoy a watersports adventure? Not any more. If you love the thrill of trying something new and don’t mind getting wet, you’re going to love our paddleboarding mini experience right here in London. Wide open water, professionals to show you the ropes and a group of likeminded FlashPackers all keen to dive in beside you. For this awesome urban watersports experience, we invite you to join us at East London’s Victoria Dock, where we’ll spend a summer’s evening mastering the art of paddleboarding, before drying off and heading to a nearby foodie hotspot for a delicious gourmet burger and refreshing cold beer (or whatever tipple you prefer). Enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled evening on the water, hearty burgers and the finest group of 30 and 40 somethings you could find!


LOCATION: Royal Victoria Dock, East London


  • Learn to paddleboard in London with an expert instructor
  • Spend the evening on the water with fellow FlashPackers ready for an adventure
  • Admire East London from a unique waterborne perspective
  • All your equipment is provided, just turn up with your swimsuit and a towel
  • Paddle back to dry land then feast on a delicious gourmet burger and drink of your choice
  • Get to know fellow 30 & 40 somethings looking for a unique experience in the city
  • Go off the beaten path (literally!) to see London beyond the tourists
  • Bond over beers after sundown in one of London’s coolest summer spots



Get ready for a London day out like no other. We’ve teamed up with the brilliant WakeUp Docklands to create this on-the-water adventure. Gearing up for their sixth summer in the city, these guys are real pros when it comes to urban water sports. A British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) registered school, you can rest assured that your instructor for the day is professionally certified and ready to teach you all the paddleboarding basics—or a few nifty tricks if this isn’t your first time on the board. The session will last one hour, where you’ll dive straight in and discover exactly why the paddleboarding craze is bound for global domination. After you’ve worked up an appetite, we’ll return to dry land and head to Urban Beach where your delicious gourmet burger and tipple of choice will be waiting. All paddleboarding equipment and coaching will be provided, but please bring something to wear under your wetsuit (swimming gear is ideal) and a towel to dry off with afterwards.

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After getting that adrenaline flowing and paddleboarding like a pro, you’ll have time to take a quick shower and change back into your dry land clothes. No doubt you’ll have worked up a hearty appetite, so we’ll head to the Urban Beach at WakeUp Docklands where you’ll get to sink your teeth into a delicious gourmet burger, and wash it all down with a refreshing bevvy. The rest of the evening is then yours—if you’re not too spent after all the action, stay and hang out with your fellow paddleboarders.

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