Lee Valley White Water Centre

The event will take place at one of the best, and most iconic, white water courses in the world – the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Waltham Cross.

The venue was built for the London 2012 Olympic Games and has since hosted the World Championships in 2015 as well as World Cups in 2014 and 2019.

The Olympic course is 300m long and with a drop of 5.5m and 13,000l of water being pumped down it every second, it provides a fantastic set-up for competition.

There is also a large legacy focus at the venue which provides opportunities to everyone from total beginners to world class athletes.

A smaller, second slalom course is also at the venue as is a flat water lake. On any given day there are opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, rafting and paddleboarding as well as hydrospeeding and an inflatable water obstacle course.

On site there is a cafe and bar as well as parking, toilets and changing facilities. For the event, additional infrastructure will be on site to cater for all spectators.

How to get to Lee Valley White Water Centre

Public transport
There are bus routes and train stations close to the venue. If you’d like to plan your journey by bus or train, get started with Transport for London’s journey planner. If you’re coming by train check out National Rail for detailed train information.

By car

You can find the centre on Google Maps here.

From junction 26 of the M25:

  • Follow the A121 towards Waltham Abbey.
  • Continue forward over each roundabout.
  • At T-junction (facing Royal Gunpowder Mills) turn left towards Waltham Cross along Highbridge Street.
  • The entrance to the centre is after approximately 100m on the right.

From junction 25 of the M25:

  • Join the A10 towards Hertford.
  • At the first roundabout turn right onto the B198 for Waltham Cross.
  • Turn right at the next roundabout and left at a further roundabout to join Eleanor Cross Road / Station Road for one mile.
  • The entrance to the centre is on the left, opposite Jewson’s.