We offer imaginative, engaging and fun learning experiences inspired by London’s waterways and green spaces.
Beauchamp Lodge Settlement was set up in 1938 by Diana Marr-Johnson, to alleviate the poverty, loneliness and despair experienced by people caught between the aftermath of the Great Depression and the onset of World War Two.
In the early 2000s the charity took the decision to focus all of its energies on the activities it offered on its latest and boldest project: the Floating Classroom.
Today we offer imaginative, engaging and fun learning experiences inspired by London’s waterways and green spaces. Working with a diverse range of people including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, we encourage curiosity, take a delight in discovery and forge a sense of kinship with the natural world for people living in the city.
Supporting our Learning Programme
We believe in social enterprise so we undertake commercial activities to help us achieve our educational objectives. For this, we market the boat as the Electric Barge.
Individuals, companies and community groups can hire the boat for parties, meetings, weddings and much more!
Earnings from the commercial hire of the boat are now a vital source of income in support of carrying out the charity’s core purpose, educational work. To find out more about the Electric Barge, visit the website.