The official site of the mayor of london and the london assembly. It s also a great place for those looking for more of a touring challenging.
Opened in 1820 the canal was built by the regent s canal company and designed by architect john nash who was.
Grand union canal london. This is a dynamic search form and results will populate below the input as you type. Sprawling through impressive lush countryside the grand union is a great place for a multi day adventure. A peaceful stroll this walk is mostly along the canal towpath and offers a rural escape from the busy city streets.
It has arms to places including leicester slough aylesbury wendover and northampton. The canal is 8 6 miles 13 8 km long. The grand union canal links london to birmingham passing through rolling countryside industrial towns and peaceful villages.
Named after the prince regent the 8 5 mile long regents canal was planned by thomas homer to provide a commercial link between the grand union canal via the paddington arm and london s docks beside the river thames in london s east end. Regent s canal is a canal across an area just north of central london england it provides a link from the paddington arm of the grand union canal 550 yards 500 m north west of paddington basin in the west to the limehouse basin and the river thames in east london. Find out more about the activities and initiatives taking place to improve and enhance the much loved grand union canal.
The 137 mile grand union canal stretches from birmingham to london. Grand union canal in london courtesy of go jauntly this walk is courtesy of go jauntly a free community based walking app which invites you into a world of outdoor adventures. The trip was the main training weekend for the lands end to john o groats trip in july.
The grand union canal in england is part of the british canal system its main line starts in london and ends in birmingham stretching for 137 miles 220 km with 166 locks. The grand union canal was also the original name for part of what is now part of the leicester line of the modern grand union. The 2 day 150 mile grand union canal cycle trip was tough enough anyway.
In some cases a canal was constructed to connect with navigable rivers to create a through route for instance the kennet and avon canal has a section of canal between those two rivers and this provides a through route from the thames at reading to. Its main line starts in birmingham and ends in london stretching for 137 miles 220 km with 166 locks. The longest canal in england is the grand union canal which runs from birmingham to london.
The grand union canal in england is part of the british canal system. It is our longest canal the trunk route of the system and helps thousands of people to live healthier happier lives. Along its length it has an impressive 158 locks.
The grand union canal in its current form came into being on 1 january 1929 and was further extended in 1932. The plan was to travel up to birmingham on the friday night start cycling on the saturday morning and arrive at the end point in london with an over night stay in milton keynes.