The list never ends when it comes to the sports you can try when in London. For starters, there’s football, which is arguably one of the most popular sports in England’s capital city. If you’re into extreme sports, you can try paintballing, climbing, and even scuba diving. But if you’re looking for low-impact sports that also doubles as an opportunity for you to savor and appreciate the beauty of nature in London, your best bet would be a canoeing adventure.
Why canoeing and why London? Because when you do get to try this, you’re guaranteed to have a time you’ll never forget. If you’re in the mood for an activity where you get to enjoy the scenery as you canoe to a picnic spot or enjoy a sumptuous riverside lunch, or simply want to experience a slow and relaxing adventure, this option is a must-try. You can choose to have a 2.5-hour self-guided canoe adventure from Richmond or a picnic trip as you paddle along the Medway and enjoy the scenic view. There are plenty of other canoeing London adventures to choose from when you visit BackOfBeyondUK.
The UK is undoubtedly the home of football, and this is probably the most popular sport. However, football isn’t for everyone and there are loads of other great sporting opportunities such as:
Badminton is a great way to get active and meet people if you are new to the city and there are a lot of different social badminton groups up and running in London.
Cycling is a popular choice in London both for recreation and commuting. Even if you don’t have a bike, you can rent one easily on using the public cycle hire scheme and get around easily using cycle lanes.
When you think of London, watersports doesn’t seem like a conventional choice, but there are a few different clubs running around the city where you can take part in Kayaking, paddleboarding and even open water swimming.