It is popular as a cycleway. Like all canals the regent s lost commercial traffic to the railways and by the 1960s lorries were taking much of the rest.
Regent canal map. In 1811 john nash a noted architect and town panner and director of the canal company had drawn up plans for the prince regent to redevelop a large area of central north london. See london from a different perspective by gliding along the water in a kayak. Regent s canal between the caledonian canal bridge and the canal gas holders close to king s cross station should be called nightmare alley.
The boathouse cafe is a family restaurant with a large terrace seating area where you can sit outside and enjoy views of the lake. They exude an unbelievable sense of entitlement with regard to the tow path. Plans for the canal were subsequently included in the scheme and hence the name regent s canal.
A 90 minute guided excursion with london kayak tours takes in all the major sights along regent s canal including camden town london zoo little venice and regent s park led by british canoe union instructors the tours are suitable for all levels of experience including children 9 and over. The canal is 8 6 miles 13 8 km long. In regent s park there s a couple of fine options for refreshments.
It provides a link from the paddington arm of the grand union canal just north west of paddington basin in the west to the limehouse basin and the river thames in east london. The regents canal opened in 1820 linking the grand union canal at little venice and the river thames at limehouse providing an important industrial transport route. It is located on the boating lake near hanover gate and sells sandwiches toasties flat bread pizza s soup stew cakes and snacks.
Belligerent cyclists here have a real attitude problem. The regent s canal crosses west east just to the north of central london. The regent s canal dock at the junction with the thames closed to shipping in 1969 and this was the final nail in the coffin for this once bustling waterway.
Regent s canal runs from little venice in the west to the limehouse basin and the thames in the east. 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. Threat to the regent s canal.
You ll travel from little venice in maida vale through the east end and mile end park all the way to limehouse basin on the river thames. This 8 6 mile waterway is full of colorful canal boats and cuts through a lot of the best areas in the northern part of central london. The canal is shown on street atlases.
There are plenty of places to stop off along the way not least london zoo which the regent s canal runs right through so you can make the walk as action packed or quiet as you like. The main one i like to walk on is regent s canal.