A unique way to experience London
The Regents Canal was opened in 1820 linking the Grand Union Canal at Little Venice and the River Thames at Limehouse, providing an important industrial transport route. Today, the canal is a leisurely corridor through London, navigated by leisure boats and lined with live aboard houseboats. It passes through Regent’s Park, London Zoo and the Maida Hill tunnel. You can experience travelling through the Regents Canal on board the London Waterbus between picturesque Little Venice and Camden Lock where you’ll find the world-famous Camden Market.
As we pass through London Zoo - keep an eye out for the Painted Wolves: African wild hunting dogs, the pack can often be seen as we pass their canal side enclosure, as well as the structure of the Snowden Aviary on the opposite bank.
From modern day urban graffiti, unique architecture, industrial history, to landscaped gardens and wildlife, the route gives an insight to the unique mix that forms this part of London.
A former timber yard which was turned into the world famous CAMDEN MARKET in 1974. The vibrant market includes a vast array of traders with everything from fashion and footwear, to jewellery, art, housewares and antiques.
Camden Market is a hub for artists, creatives, designers and makers. From handmade to vintage, there’s some hidden gems waiting to be found.
There’s plenty to eat and drink, with cult cafes, terrace bars, top-notch street food and fresh-baked sweet stuff. there are literally hundreds of choices in the Market to tempt your tastebuds whilst exploring maze of shops in nestled in former warehouses and quirky converted stables.
London Zoo Winter OPENING TIMES: 28 October- 14 February 10:00 - 16:00
The Waterbus has its own entrance directly into the Zoo, providing a pleasant way to arrive and avoiding queues at the main gate.
We also have boats departing to Little Venice & Camden Lock. the ideal way to round off your visit or add an extra aspect to your day out.
Opened in 1847, London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It's 36 acres are home to over 19,000 species. The Zoo participates in international research across the world to protect endangered species.
The Snowdon Aviary, built in 1965, was the world's first walk through aviary and can be seen from the canal.
Passing through the north edge of Regents Park, the Regent’s Canal provides a green and tranquil backdrop to what was once an urban industrial waterway. The Waterbus passes contrasting scenery of expansive landscaped back gardens of Victorian and Georgian houses, including stately modern villas used by Ambassadors and international diplomats.
There are also moorings for a variety of live aboard boats and a power station. The Regent’s canal has ornamental iron bridges such as the pillared Macclesfield bridge, as well as the long echoey depths of the Maida Hill tunnel.