Before cars and even trains, London was a canal city like many in Britain were. Famously there are more canals in the city of Birmingham than in Venice. London has plenty of its own and on this tour we will explore two of them.
Then as now, one of the best things about canals is that it takes you away from the noise and chaos of the busy streets and opens up areas that you couldn’t reach otherwise. In fact you’d never even know you were in the middle of London.
This tour lasts around 3 hours (there are plenty of stops to take photos or grab a drink or a sit down) and will take us from Paddington on the Grand Union Canal to the beautiful and aptly named Little Venice.
Then we’ll head off alongside the Regents Canal and towards Kings Cross. Along the way we’ll see beautiful houses and Regents Park Trendy Camden and its famous market. We’ll learn the history of the canal and the areas that we pass through that even many locals have never seen.
Towards the end of the walk the scene the scenery changes, what was a delineated old urban area has now been rejuvenated for leisure purposes with Gasholder Park, Granary Square and Coal Drops Yard to name a few.
Canals are enjoying a huge resurgence for social and leisure activities and we will see plenty of boats, some even converted into book shops, cafes or even a barbers. Some are used as homes, moored up on the towpath whilst others chug merrily along going about their slow and peaceful business.
Well finish off outside the Canal Museum where you can learn even more about life on the canals. Otherwise we are just a few minutes walk from Kings Cross Tube Station and a whole pile of shops and restaurants.
Adult Prices per person excluding entry fees (child prices available upon request).
Departure Time:10 am
City Location: London
Duration of Tour: 3 hours
(Approximate times as all tours are bespoke)
1 Adult = £105
2 Adults = £90
3 Adults = £85
4 Adults = £80
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