Looking for urban adventure in London will land you in some bizarre places. Through fields which are next to estuaries, to the Natural History Museum after sundown, or into derelict, graffiti covered warehouses, in this city you can follow your urban wanderlust far and wide.
A canal under the United Arab Emirates sky car in Docklands might not seem like the most obvious place for a morning of action sports, however this is London and these canals, near the middle of one of London’s most bustling commercial hubs, are also home to Wakeup! Docklands, a wakeboarding and paddle boarding centre. We paid the spot a visit recently for an all-women’s wakeboarding day, to investigate a new female group called Gutsy Girls.
This was the first event held by this group, meaning none of these women could have known each other beforehand, however on entering the event we find women lying around on bean bags under a pavilion overlooking the canal. Everyone is passing around brownies and drinks, laughing and cheering and appearing completely at ease with one another.