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Lea R.C. Boathouse and Facilities

Boathouse and Gym

Our fantastic boathouse was expanded in 2016 as part of a £1m investment thanks to generous funding which doubled the space we previously had.


As well as having a fleet of fine and recreational boats of all sizes, we have well-equipped land training facilities. The gym is comprised of three separate, air-conditioned spaces allowing multiple squads to train at the same time. There are 25 indoor rowing machines, as well as RP3s and stationary bikes.

The weight training facilities are as good as any mainstream gym and regularly upgraded, with multiple squat racks, barbells and free weights, benches, dumbbells, kettlebells, pull up bars, bands and fixed weight machines.


Social and Venue Hire

We hold regular social events in the Boathouse for members including squad cooking nights – a chance for members to refuel and chat in the bar after circuits training.


The Boathouse, overlooking the River Lea, is also available to hire for weddings and parties, as well as hosting regular live music events and Sunday Lunches that are open to all. To find out what’s on, or to enquire about hiring the boathouse for a wedding or party, head over to Lea Rowing Club’s dedicated events website The Boathouse.


If you are interested in hiring Lea Rowing Club’s boathouse for a corporate event you can find more information on our Corporate Events page.



The renowned Springfield café next door to the Boathouse produces excellent home-made breakfasts, coffee and lunches all year round. Francisco who runs the Café also hosts the popular Sunday lunches in the Boathouse.

Menu board at Lea Rowing Club Cafe
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