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Pirate Castle

(The Pirate Castle)

The Pirate Castle is a boating and outdoor activities charity with a distinctive, fully-accessible community centre on the bank of the Regent's Canal, in the heart of Camden Town.

We promote life chances, learning and healthy living through a raft of canal-based and community activities and have been flying the flag for opportunity and adventure for over 50 years!

Canoeing, kayaking and canal boating are core to our work and we strive to tackle disadvantage, challenge exclusion and support the more vulnerable members of our community through all that we do. With a focus on local children and special needs/disability groups, our free and subsidised projects enhance health and wellbeing, nurture life and social skills and bring people together - regardless of their ability or personal circumstances. Our community centre also provides affordable spaces for people to run their own events, projects or activities.

We offer:

  • Kayaking, canoeing and bell-boating sessions (community groups, schools and private hire)
  • Canal boat hire and boat handling courses (community groups, schools and private hire)
  • Holiday Schemes for 8-16 year olds (every Camden school holiday from Spring half-term to Autumn half-term)
  • Drop-in, affordable kayaking club for 8-16 year olds
  • Pirate Multi-Activity Days (community groups and schools)
  • Team building and corporate events
  • Hall Hire for your own activities, parties or events

Main Hall (standing capacity = 120, seating capacity = 60; induction loop, wifi, kitchen, projector + large screen

Club Room (suitable for meetings or events up to 30 people

Smaller meeting rooms, ideal for 2-6 people

Contact details

Contact Name
Jacqui Delaney
020 7267 6605
Alternative Contact
Kal Webb, Development and Outreach Officer


The Pirate Castle
Gilbey's Wharf
Oval Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Office hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Available weekdays, evenings and weekends for pre-booked activities and community centre hire.


Main Hall: Mon to Fri 9am - 6pm = £40 per hour; Mon to Thurs after 6pm = £60 per hour; After 6pm Friday + weekends 09:00 - 00:00 = £70 per hour
Club Room: Mon to Fri 9am - 6pm = £25 per hour; Mon to Thurs after 6pm = £40 per hour; After 6pm Friday + weekends 09:00 - 00:00 = £50 per hour
Community Centre Hire: discounts available for charities/voluntary groups and repeat bookings. Please contact us for more information.
Canal Boat Cruises: private hire rates from £90 per hour for up to 12 passengers (minimum hire period = 1.5 hours). Accessible, wheelchair-friendly boat also available.
Camden Community Cruises: subsidised canal boat trips for eligible community groups . Please contact us for more information
Kayaking, canoeing and bell-boating: group private hire - child rate (8 - 16 years) = £60 per hour/per instructor; adult rate = £100 per hour/per instructor
Kayaking, canoeing and bell-boating: discounts available for state/specialist schools, charities and local support groups - please contact us for details.
Holiday Schemes (aged 8+): £15 per day/ £5 concessions

Further details

Catchment Area
Camden; central London
Referral required?
Camden Town with Primrose Hill Ward
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