Grand Union Canal|
|The Grand Union Canal dates from the 18th century when it originally linked the canal systems of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Over time various other canals joined the Grand Union Canal, linking canal systems all over the UK. |
Until the early 19th Century it reached as far as Paddington in London, but then the Regent's Canal section was added so that it extended all the way to Limehouse in the London Docklands.
You can find out more about London's canals at the Canal Museum on New Wharf Road.
If you are particularly energetic, there is now a National Waterway Walk, which follows the route of the Grand Union Canal all the way from London to Birmingham at a distance of nearly 150 miles.
|The Regent's Canal dates from 1820 and is part of the Grand Union Canal, which links London to various other canal systems across Britain. Previously the Grand Union Canal had reached as far as Paddington and so the Regent's Canal was added in order to extend it all the way to Limehouse in the London Docklands.|
Also known as the North Metropolitan Canal, the Regent's Canal runs from Little Venice in the east, past Regent's Park to Camden Lock, where the famous Camden Market is held, and on all the way to the Docklands.
Along the way there are numerous waterside pubs and restaurants, which make up a very pretty route right through the centre of London. You can also go on various narrowboat cruises along the canal, which is a lovely way to see a hidden part of London.
On New Wharf Road, near King's Cross Station, there is a Canal Museum where you can find out more about London's canals.
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