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“A Cruise to Remember”
Review of Jason's Trip

Jason's Trip
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions
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Fort Worth, Texas
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“A Cruise to Remember”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

What a cool experience! You board a 19th century canal boat in Little Venice for a 45 minute or so cruise. It is probably the closest thing to Venice, Italy that I will ever experience since I haven't been to Italy yet. If you begin your cruise here, you will get a live commentary along the canal of the history and hardships along this waterway. Back then, a horse was used to pull the large boat along the canal by way of a very narrow path on the side of the water.

As you float down the canal, there are plenty of things to see. There are many other canal boats that are resting on the water while some are passing you by in the opposite direction. There are also many other sites to see along the waterway. You will go right through the London Zoo on your way to the last stop in Camden Lock. There, you find some quaint shops, restaurants, and a pretty famous outdoor market. I didn't have time to visit there since I had to take a 10 minute walk back down the canal path to go to the Zoo. Now that was an interesting experience in itself.

Please try to add this to your list of places to see and experience as it is so worth the trip. You will need to book your reservation online as the space limited on each cruise. Then, you just show up with your printed email showing that you booked it and reserved it. It is part of the London pass. You are simply reserving a spot on the both and not paying for it online. Just be sure to write that in the comments section of the booking.

Enjoy your ride through history on this waterway in the middle of London.

Visited July 2014
Thank Dolores A
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Arundel, United Kingdom
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“A nice little boat trip”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

I took the liberty of pre booking to guarantee a space on the boat trip for my family and I which was simple and quick to do online, however this may not be necessary as when we arrived it appeared that most people had not pre booked.

I would recommend pre booking nevertheless as you get priority boarding and peace of mind I guess. The boat caters for approx 50 people.

I chose a trip with commentary (Little Venice to Camden). The trip was both tranquil and reasonably informative with the added benefit of seeing some amazing residential properties. 45 minutes flew by as we reached Camden (I only chose to do a single trip, return trips are available).

All in all a nice boat trip.

1 Thank MrMc1980
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Lagos, Portugal
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“Really nice and interesting canal boat (narrow boat) tour between Little Venice and Camden Locks”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

You would not believe you're in Central London! I highly recommend this tour. You learn a lot about living and transports on the Canals in te early days and now. Staff initially seemed a bit fed up With tourists, because we were often told how to behave, but that may have been a bad day and after the start everything was fine and the staff recovered their nice friendlyness again. Lot's of foodplaces if you choose to start in Little Venie and eat at Camden

Visited June 2014
Thank Nils S
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

It's hard to believe you are in the middle of London when on the canal trip from Little Venice to Camden Lock. It was a beautiful morning, and the tranquil journey with excellent commentary was a great 45 minute experience. At only £9.00 for adults and £8.00 for seniors (one way) it was terrific value for money. You need to be there at least 1/2 an hour before departure to queue, but we had booked online, so knew we would be okay. It is very popular and rightly so….and at the end of the trip - lively Camden Lock Market - bliss!

Visited July 2014
Thank Margaret G
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“A quiet ride....”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Very interesting trip down the canal. Our guide was very informative on the history of the canals. We were amazed at how quiet it was .. No traffic sounds. We would highly recommend this canal ride.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Leslie J
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