Regents Canal Towpath


Where to go...

Darren and I recently took advantage of a sunny day to head over to the Regents Canal Towpath and Little Venice (where Regent’s Canal meets the Grand Union canal)  for a bit of a walk.

The map covers our route once we arrived at the path and just the bit that we followed. In its entirety, it runs from Limehouse  to Paddington. You can walk along the route, or you can take a boat.

Built in the early 19th century and whose design was guided by the architect, John Nash of Brighton Pavillion fame, the canal paths were used heavily to transport goods until the 1960’s.

Some pictures! (and evidence that my camera has been neglected for a while!)

You can visit the London Zoo from the path and see the warthogs!

View of the path heading West

Someone's shack along the path.

One of the Canal Boats available for rides.

There are many houseboats moored along the walk as you get closer to Little Venice.

A view of Maida Vale's Little Venice

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5 Comments to “Regents Canal Towpath”

  1. This is one of my favorite London areas and one that I need to visit more! I love the how sheltered it is from the usual city noise. Plus, you can spot some great graffiti (by Banksy and the like) under some of the bridges in the area.

  2. Your pix make me want to be there right now!!!!!!

  3. That looks beautiful. Somehow I missed that in my visits and summer stint in london. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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