They had discovered this london walk themselves and were keen to share their discovery with us. The canal even treads on land that was once the hunting grounds of henry viii until in 1811 john nash landscaped them into the royal park.
It s a beautiful route starting in limehouse east london going all the way through london to little venice in west london.
Regent s canal walk map. The regents canal walking route is possibly my favourite walk in london. The main one i like to walk on is regent s canal. The route is approximately 8 5 miles long and takes about 3 hours.
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. 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. Learn how to create your own.
Regent s canal was named after the prince regent later to be king george iv and first opened in 1820. It is popular as a cycleway. Threat to the regent s canal.
It is located on the boating lake near hanover gate and sells sandwiches toasties flat bread pizza s soup stew cakes and snacks. 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.
Like all canals the regent s lost commercial traffic to the railways and by the 1960s lorries were taking much of the rest. Starting in little venice and finishing on the river thames this 9 mile walk along the length of regent s canal is one of london s best kept secrets. London naturally is rife with royal connections.
The regent s canal walk from little venice to camden was one of the london walks that we had planned to do on our london stop. 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. It was a strange coincidence that linda and neil our london friends had recently moved into the area.
The boathouse cafe is a family restaurant with a large terrace seating area where you can sit outside and enjoy views of the lake. Plans for the canal were subsequently included in the scheme and hence the name regent s canal. You ll tiptoe past some of the capital s most famous landmarks including regent s park camden lock king s cross and much of central london missing out the congestion crowds.
Regent s canal runs from little venice in the west to the limehouse basin and the thames in the east. This map was created by a user. The regent s canal crosses west east just to the north of central london.