Give Back: Paddle and Pick in London

Give Back: Paddle and Pick in London


1. Give Back: Paddle and Pick in London

London’s rivers, streams and canals are great places to relax and get in touch with nature.

Four women paddleboarding and litter picking on a London canal

But in recent years, their majesty is being spoiled by masses of litter – particularly plastic. So, to help create a cleaner, more pleasant environment for Londoners and the local wildlife, Active360 organises local waterway clean-ups in various spots around the city. Balancing atop a paddleboard or sitting in a canoe, help pick out rubbish from the water and try a new, fun and laidback activity at the same time. Everyone’s a winner.

Active360 - Kew Bridge

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2. Sketch a furry friend



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With help from local animal sanctuaries, charities and nature reserves, you’ll have the chance to illustrate live animals and wildlife on these independent workshops. It’s life drawing but with added fur. 

Walthamstow Wetlands

3. See the city through the eyes of a Londoner

 Oxford Circus, London and black cab

Scratch beneath the surface on a London Black Cab Tour of the city. See iconic sights like Buckingham Palace and the London Eye, as well as more local spots, untouched by tourists. 

Hard Rock Cafe

4. Have dinner in the dark

Put your other senses to the test at this unique restaurant where you eat in complete darkness. Served by blind waiters, you’ll tuck into one of three mystery menus. Will you guess the dishes correctly? 

Dans Le Noir
29 Nov 2019(last updated)