The only permanently moored campsite in the UK! Based in the West India Dock Complex to the east side of London, we offer the perfect location for Water Activities, Open Days and formal training courses to youth groups and adults involved in organisations such as Scouts, Guides, Cadets. We also offer accommodation to visitors to London on a Bed & Breakfast style basis at very competitive rates. Please explore for further details. We also now operate the Dockland Scout Project Training Centre which is a water activity training centre based in the West India Dock Complex to the east side of London, we offer training for a number of water activities to youth groups and adults involved in organisations such as Scouts, Guides, Cadets. The centre is managed and run entirely by volunteers in The Scout Association.
As well as our flagship Lord Armory our fleet consists of over 90 available craft from canoes & kayaks through sailing dinghies to large motor craft. All can operate within the dock complex and on the tidal River Thames. The base is manned by a team of volunteers every weekend in the season from February to November, and safety cover is available for all customers who visit the base. The DSP is managed by a committed team of volunteers, who devote much of their time to helping run activities, administration and maintenance.
The Dockland Scout Project (DSP) is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised teaching establishment, staffed by fully qualified instructors following the RYA syllabus. Recognition indicates that the DSP meets the strict RYA criteria for quality of boats, equipment, safety and of course tuition - we are inspected annually and continue to pass with honour. RYA standards are not only recognised in the UK but overseas by members of the International Sailing Schools Association. All our RYA courses can be run in the Docks or on the Tidal Thames