Paddleboarding at Richmond
Based right next to Richmond Bridge, on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames, this is a popular location for Stand-up paddleboarding.
We offer group sessions and coaching for beginners as well as more experienced paddlers.
Paddle upstream past the historic riverside sites like Ham House and Eel Pie Island, to the very end of the Tidal Thames at Teddington. Or downstream past Richmond Lock, Isleworth, Kew Gardens to Chiswick and beyond.
And then explore the pubs, cafes and restaurants of Richmond waterfront, or walk up the hill to Richmond Park.
Please note that advance bookings are required for paddleboarding at Richmond.
LOCAL CAFES BARS AND RESTAURANTS
Richmond has a huge range of cafes, bars and restaurants on the river front, including Tide Tables cafe under Richmond Bridge and the historic White Cross Pub. The Slug and Lettuce, Pitcher and Piano, Stein's Restaurant and Gaucho are also all within a couple of minutes walk from us. And there are many more options just a short walk away in the town.
HOW TO FIND US
Meet at the Pontoon opposite the boathouses just downstream of Richmond Bridge.
Train/Tube - Richmond Train Station is a 10 minute walk away. There are frequent overground trains from London Waterloo and Clapham Junction, as well as Underground trains on the District Line. You can check train times and destinations on the National Rail Enquiries website.
Bike - you can cycle along the tow path to Richmond Bridge and chain your bike up to the railings next to our pontoon.
Bus - Richmond Bus Station is 5 minutes walk away. For routes and times please visit the Transport for London website.
Parking - Easiest parking is at Friars Lane Car Park 5 minutes from Richmond Bridge. https://goo.gl/maps/SdhYGi1GLCG2
OTHER LONDON SUP LOCATIONS
The Pontoon, 1 Richmond Bridge Boathouses, Riverside, Richmond, TW9 1TH