It descends then climbs again to a new summit in birmingham 137 miles and 166 locks. The nearest station to grand union canal is watford tube station which is about 20 minutes to the south east.
This map gives detailed coverage of the grand union canal from milton keynes to london including the london and east london rings with emphasis on the waterways and information useful and relevant to users of the waterways without neglecting other leisure users.
Grand union canal map london. Welcome to our guide for the area around grand union canal in watford district. 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. Closed london canal feature grand union canal historical the grand junction canal feeder from ruislip 2 clack lane aqueduct to the railway as aqueducts go this is a bit of an odd affair.
The original grand junction canal ran from birmingham to london is 137 miles long and has 166 locks. The grand union canal regents canal river lee river stort the grand union canal leaves the river thames at brentford and climbs over fifty locks up into the chiltern hills. Harefield hospital is situated 4100 feet southeast of grand union canal.
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. Below we present a selection of upcoming events local attractions and great places to eat and shop. N chadwick cc by sa 2 0.
It has arms to places including leicester slough aylesbury wendover and northampton. London gov uk mayor of london sadiq khan london assembly. Grand union canal the grand union canal in england is part of the british canal system.
The grand union canal was never constructed as an entity but is the result of amalgamations between 1894 and 1929 of several independent waterways the oldest being the navigations around the river soar in leicestershire the longest the grand junction canal from braunston to the river thames. The map detail is complimented by information panels and photographs. Harefield hospital in harefield london borough of hillingdon england is part of the royal brompton and harefield nhs foundation trust the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the uk and among the largest in europe.
The canal was built at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries providing a more direct route between the 2 cities. Its main line starts in london and ends in birmingham stretching for 137 miles with 166 locks.