Learn to Row at Royal Docks

Join our Learn to Row courses at our new Royal Albert Docks Location

Learn to Row 1 & 2

Thank you for choosing TopRow.

Rowing is a healthy and complete outdoor sport that you can practice throughout the year. TopRow offers the Learn to Row courses all year round giving you the opportunity to pick up the oars. What a great way to get fit, have fun and enjoy the beauty of rowing your boat  against the backdrop of the city! You will gain an insight into the world of rowing, learn the basics of the sport and enjoy the stunning scenery around the Royal Docks.

Overview of the course:

  • 1 hour per class
  • Suitable for beginners/novices
  • Learn basic technique of sculling in theory and practice
  • Coaching and guidance from our rowing instructors
  • Rowing in stable rowing shells (LiteBoats)

Each course is 8 weeks long. Learn to Row 2 program picks up where Learn to Row 1 left off. Deepen your rowing knowledge and skills during this eight-week course.

When you have finished both of the courses Learn to Row 1 & 2, you can start a new challenge to take the Learn to Scull course!

No previous experience required

8 weeks

8 lessons of 1 hour each

Times available
2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm

Cost 8 weeks

1012 Dockside Rd,
Royal Docks, London E16 2QD
map & directions


Do I need to attend all classes?

Since the skills you learn in rowing are cumulative, it is important that you make every effort to come to each class so you learn along with your group. You should communicate with your coach in advance if you cannot make a class.

Do we still have class in inclement weather?

Yes! We row on the water in the rain and the cold, but if there is thunder and lightning or it is very windy, we have an alternative training. Classes will not be rescheduled due to weather.

Can I make up classes that I miss?

No, unfortunately, we do not offer make-up classes.

What is the refund/credit policy?

No refunds will be given once the program has started. If you withdraw at least two weeks before the first session, you will be credited for the class, minus a 40 pounds processing fee.

Are there showers and changing rooms at the boathouse?

There are showers and a small changing room. However they are unfortunately closed due to Covid 19.

Where can I park?

Parking at the Royal Albert Dock is available.

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