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“My favourite place to walk in London”
Review of Regent's Canal

Regent's Canal
Ranked #180 of 1,814 things to do in London
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

I've spent a few days walking in either direction along Regents Canal, and found it to be a beautiful and quiet area to explore. Walking past the zoo, Regents Park, Little Venice, and of course, the stunning array of narrowboats, all the way to Camden Lock, grabbing some lunch at the Camden Markets, then slowly wandering back again, was a great and cheap way to spend a day away from crowds of tourists.

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Apparently this place is hard to get to from the rest of London, and so it's not on many people's to-do list. However, if you have already "been there and done" all of the touristy stuff in London, I would greatly recommend a walk through this Canal.

We walked from my friend's flat in Islington and it was about 20 minutes.

There is a patch right before Baring Street where there are a bunch of cafes and places to eat, so you can use the walk for a destination for food. (We stopped by Towpath cafe because there was outdoor seating, but there are a bunch more if you keep walking down)

Beware of the runners and bikers on the path, however. It's a bit narrow, and so don't fall in!

2  Thank Alilu007
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

This is the first I have walked part of the Regents Canal on a lovely warm sunny day. On this occasion I joined the canal walk near Lords cricket ground and headed east towards Camden Lock. This is arguably the most scenic part of the walk with some fantastic old houses on your right and it was enhanced by the tourist barges which I think run from Camden Lock to Little Venice.

What a lovely walk it was in mid April on a glorious sunny day with the fresh greenness of the trees and the cherry blossom. It is a real haven of peace and tranquillity and it is so quiet and relaxing that it is hard to believe that you are in the middle of London.

Unfortunately Camden Lock brings you back to reality - not my scene, particularly as I had to plough through the crowds to Camden tube station - a case of 'after the Lord Mayors show'!

However the Regents Canal walk is a real hidden gem of London and well worth doing.

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

The canal between Litle Venice and Camden ids a great getaway. It feels like you are in the country or maybe in another time but it is easy to step back into London and get drinks, have a meal or just sit and let the water and the boats float by

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

With two friends I walked from Limehouse Basin to Paddington on a pleasant day. We arrived at our starting point via the DLR and retuned to East London from Paddington on the Hammersmith & City Line and Greater Anglia from Liverpool Street despite the Underground strike taking place. I am not an experienced walker but the total for the day was in the region of ten miles including the odd sideways mooch and the bits at the start and finish. Obviously it is nearly all flat being along a towpath. Its gives a fascinating glimpse of London from the slightly less affluent though trendy east to the immense wealth of the area near Regents Park which is beyond the ostentatious. I was reminded of the Ewan McColl song "Dirty Old Town" at times as Londoners do seem to throw a lot of junk into a canal but despite this the walk is mainly beautiful and full of interest from Mile End Park, Victoria Park, the area around Broadway Market, Islington, London Zoo, Regents Park, Little Venice all the way to Paddington Basin.. I personally do not like Camden Lock at all. Thirty years ago it was charming and interesting. Now it is full of tourists, tourist tat and an indiscriminate collection of cooking stalls. You do not need to walk it all in one go and there is much to enjoy. You do need a stout pair of shoes if you attempt the whole lot and you must watch out for joggers and even more for cyclists a lot of whom do not seem to use their bells to warn you they are coming but it is very worthwhile.

1  Thank David L
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