Lea R.C. Boathouse and Facilities

Boathouse and Gym

Our fantastic new £1M boathouse was opened by Sir Steve Redgrave in September 2016. Thanks to generous funding we doubled the space we previously had. As well as having a fleet of fine and recreational boats of all sizes, we have a well-equipped air-conditioned gym with 25 indoor rowing machines, several exercise bikes and free and fixed weights.


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 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