Harlesden Canalside

Sprint, Marathon and Lessons

This site is currently being developed in partnership with the Old Oak Common and Park Royal Development Corporation, it is the newest of our locations, but the plans are big, for more information call 07951 770241 or email: sprint@thesharks.org.uk.

Mondays and Thursdays: Beginners 5pm and experienced paddlers at 6:15pm

We are meeting at the Container in the carpark (free at weekends, but a small change during weekdays) at Disraeli Road, NW10 7AE. We are next to Beit el Zaytoun Restaurant in Park Royal, which is just a few minutes walk from Harlesden Station. So very easy to get to. We highly recommend Beit el Zaytoun, and there is also the Grand Junction Arms just across the canal for some post paddling refreshments. The site is close to Harlesden Station.


This is a flat water site, with a straight section, which enables us to run Sprint training, it also a great site Marathon training, as the canal stretches from East London to Hayes. where it joins the mainline from Brentford to Birmingham.


We provide lessons for beginners at this site as well as training for competitive paddlers in Sprint and Marathon. The whole area is part of a regeneration programme and as it develops so will the facilities we have to offer, so there will be plenty more opportunities for paddle sports. We can also run sessions for Schools and other organisations, such as Scouts, Cadet Groups etcetera. For more information email us: sprint@thesharks.org.uk or give us a call on 07951 770241.

You do not need any specialist kit as we will provide everything you need at each stage of your journey, we usually meet from 5pm on a Monday and  Thursday evenings during the Summer months from April to October and from 10:30am on Sundays the rest of the year.