London drydocks, slipways, crane-outs

Photo of Enfield Dry Dock

The original and probably most up-to-date version of this list can be found at Tims London Waterways Photos and has photos of many of the slipways, cranes and docks mentioned.

Crane Out/Hardstanding

Kecksy’s Farm – River Lee
Andy Kecksy 07707025522

High Line Yachting – Slough Arm
The Boatyard, Mansion Lane, Iver, Bucks, SL0 9RG
01753 651496

P & S Marine – Grand Union, Cassiobury
Bridgewater Basin, Croxley Green, Watford, WD18 8SN
0800 170 7276 07956 333 892 (Ralph)

Lee Valley Marina - Stanstead Abbotts – River Lee
South Street, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, SG12 8AL
01920 870 499

South Dock Marina – Tidal Thames
Lock Office, Rope Street , London’ SE16 7SZ
020 7252 2244

Dry Docks

Enfield Dry Dock – River Lea
9A British Waterways Business Centre, Navigation Drive, Enfield EN3 6JT
07971 606414

St Pancras – Regent’s Canal
St Pancras Yacht Basin, Camley Street, London, N1C 4PN
020 7278 2858 (Dry Dock Answerphone)

Bulls Bridge – Grand Union Canal
Bulls Bridge Docks, Willow Wren Wharf, Hayes Road, Southall, UB2 5NB
020 8569 2995
07724 983966

MSO Brentford – Grand Union Canal/River Thames
Dock Road, Brentford,, Middlesex. TW8 8AG
020 8560 5159

Uxbridge Boat Centre
Waterloo Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2QX
01895 252019

Bulbourne Dry Dock
01442 82225 07718 096557 (Jem Bates)

Hallingbury Marina – River Stort
Old Mill Lane, Gaston Green, Little Hallingbury, Nr Bishops Stortford, Herts, CM22 7QT
01279 723568

Aylesbury Canal Society – Aylesbury Arm
Circus Field Basin, Stocklake, Aylesbury, HP20 1AP
01296 252101


Cowroast Marina
Cowroast Marina, Wharf Lane, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5RE
01442 825522 07941 240024 (Darren)

Harefield Marina
Moorhall Road, Harefield, Middlesex, UB9 6PD
01895 822036


PLA Drying Out Facilities Isleworth & Strand On The Green
07711 640095

Shepperton Marina – Cranage/Hardstanding to 22 Tons

Penton Hook Marina – 20 Ton Crane
Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PY
01932 568681

Lots Ait/John’s Boat Works
020 3620 7314 07875 000465

4 All Marine
Harris Estate, Laleham Reach, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8RP 01932 567744


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