Poplar, Blackwall & District Rowing Club

Your local rowing club, welcoming everyone from complete beginners to international athletes

Come join us at Poplar, Blackwall & District Rowing Club – a friendly rowing club based on the River Thames, London.

Novices learning to Row on River Thames

Learn to Row

Rowing is fun, a great way to meet people and a fantastic way of keeping fit. At Poplar Rowing Club we welcome new beginners to the sport of rowing. We run our Learn to Row course for adult rowers three times a year.

Squad and Recreational Rowing on the Thames, London

Squad Rowing

If you’re an experienced rower you can join either our coached Senior squads or get involved with the sociable Explore group. Juniors are specifically catered for with dedicated coaching and support. There is something for everyone.

Rowers Racing on the Thames at Poplar, London

Events & Races

Poplar Blackwall and District Rowing Club organise a number of rowing events each year including the Docklands Head, the Greenwich Head and the annual club sculling championships, as well as various social events across the calendar.

PBDRC rows on both the tidal waters of the River Thames and the 2000m multi-lane Royal Albert Dock course.

Recent News

Docklands Head 2017 – The Day

Docklands Head 2017 – The Day

The 2017 Docklands Head was held on Sunday November 5th in what proved to be very challenging conditions over parts of the dead straight 2750 metre course. The backdrop of Canary Wharf was visible under the clear...

Docklands Head 2017 Results

You can find the Docklands Head 2017 Results here About PBDRC Poplar Blackwall and District Rowing Club is a rowing club on the nothern bank of the River Thames opposite Greenwich on the Isle of Dogs, London. We...