We offer imaginative, engaging and fun learning experiences inspired by London’s waterways and green spaces.

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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.

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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. 

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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

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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.

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Individuals, companies and community groups can hire the boat for parties, meetings, weddings and much more!

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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.