National Park City Splash

National Park City Splash

Try kayaking, bell boating, stand-up paddleboarding, and rowing for free in the Royal Docks.

The Mayor of London is working with the National Park City Foundation, other partners and Londoners to make London the world’s first National Park City this summer. To celebrate, they are launching the National Park City Festival, where you can discover London’s amazing outdoors with free events across the city, from outdoor fitness sessions and live performances to beekeeping and open water events for the family.

London’s first multi-site outdoor swimming and paddle sports event which will take place on the closing weekend of the festival. All abilities will be welcome to try their hand at activities such as stand up paddle boarding and open water swimming, right here in the capital.

Find out what you can try here in the Royal Docks by visiting the National Park City website.

Time & date

Sat 27–Sun 28 July




Free, booking required
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For your visit

Places To Stay

Connaught House Hotel

This Grade II-listed building provides comfortable rooms and classic pub dining.

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The Crystal

One of the world's most sustainable buildings is also a striking landmark.

Royal Victoria Dock
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Food & Drink

Airline Cafe

No one complains about all-day breakfast for under a fiver. Right next to the ExCeL, this cafe-diner opens early to late.

Royal Victoria Dock
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