Canoe clubs are a great place to start canoeing. They are usually run by canoe enthusiast and so are great place to learn and develop. Usually, there is a membership and weekly fee put for this you get to borrow club kit, learn from more advanced canoers and earn awards through canoeing unions.
The best way to find a club is through the BCU (British Canoe Union), as most British are affiliated with them, because of the award schemes and the advantages of being BCU members. So if your looking for a club check the links below:
Or if your looking for simply information about canoeing in Britain or the BCU awards schemes check here.