Take a 50 minute boat trip in either direction between Little Venice and Camden Lock.

The Regents canal 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.

Our route travels between picturesque Little Venice and vibrant Camden Lock where you’ll find the world-famous Camden Market. We pass through Regent’s Park, the grounds of London Zoo and through the echoey depths of the 249 metre Maida Hill tunnel. Each boat has slide opening windows throughout, so everyone gets a view.

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As we pass through London Zoo - keep an eye out for the warthogs and their neighbours the African hunting dogs - the pack can often be seen as we pass their canal side enclosure, with the imposing structure of the Snowden walk through aviary (soon to become a new monkey-climb) over on the opposite bank.

You can see the expansive and perfectly landscaped back gardens of stately houses and modern classical villas used by Ambassadors and visiting international diplomats, contrasted with industrial buildings, a power station and architecture including ornamental iron bridges such as the pillared Macclesfield bridge.

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.


FARES

Monday 01st April 2019 to Tuesday 31 March 2020


WINTER TIMETABLE 2019 / 2020

>> 14 OCTOBER 2019 TO 31 OCTOBER 2019 <<

>> 01 NOVEMBER 2019 TO SUNDAY 22 DECEMBER 2019 <<

>> FRIDAY 27 DECEMBER TO SUNDAY 29 DECEMBER 2019<<

LITTLE VENICE departure times: MOST POPULAR !

10:00 11:00 12:00 14:00 15:00 16:00

CAMDEN LOCK departure times: BEST AVAILABILITY !

10:00 11:00 1200 14:00 15:00 16:00

Please be ready to board at least 15 minutes before departure time


(MONDAY 23 DECEMBER TO THURSDAY 26 DECEMBER 2019 CLOSED)

(MONDAY 30 DECEMBER TO THURSDAY 02 JANUARY CLOSED)


>> THURSDAY 02 JANUARY TO FRIDAY 03 APRIL 2020 <<

SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS +Half term weekdays 17-21 February; 7 days from 14 March-03 April 2020

SAT 04 / SUN 05 January 2020; SAT 11 / SUN 12 January; SAT 18 / SUN 19 January; SAT 25 / SUN 26 January; SAT 01 / SUN 02 February; SAT 08 / SUN 09 February;

SAT 15 FEBRUARY TO SUN 23 FEBRUARY (HALF TERM WEEK)

SAT 29 February / SUN 01 March; SAT 07 / SUN 08 March;

SAT 14 MARCH TO FRIDAY 03 APRIL

LITTLE VENICE departure times:

10:00 11:00 12:15 13:45 15:00 16:00

CAMDEN LOCK departure times:

10:00 11:00 12:15 13:45 15:00 16:00

Please be ready to board at least 15 minutes before departure time


Monday to Friday winter timetable FROM THU 02 JANUARY TO FRIDAY 13 MARCH 2020

THU 02 / FRI 03 January 2020; MON 06 TO FRI 10 January; MON 13 TO FRI 17 January; MON 20 TO FRI 24 January; MON 27 TO FRI 31 January; MON 03 TO FRI 07 February; MON 10 TO FRI 14 February; MON 24 TO FRI 28 February; MON 02 TO FRI 06 March; MON 09 TO FRIDAY 13 March 2020

LITTLE VENICE departure times:

10:00 12:15 15:00

CAMDEN LOCK departure times:

11:00 13:45 16:00

Please be ready to board at least 15 minutes before departure time


CAMDEN LOCK

HOME OF THE WORLD FAMOUS CAMDEN MARKET

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Camden Market is a vibrant hub to explore and enjoy. Set within cobbled lanes, former warehouses and converted stables that in days gone by housed the horses that once pulled loaded cargo boats along the canal. Now home to a vast array of world class traders and international cuisines.

See the eclectic shops of Camden High Street and Chalk Farm Road with their larger than life giant 3D signs and quirky street performers.

Our services depart and return to our wharf located in the centre of the West Yard food market next to the Hampstead Road locks and the Dingwalls building (opposite the Ice Wharf).


LITTLE VENICE

This West London waterside area was said to be named by the poet Robert Browning. Our boats depart from Browning’s pool the large tranquil water expanse named after him, surrounded by it’s elegant 19th century houses. Look out for the swans, mallard ducks, geese, coots and moorhens amongst its feathered resident birds, as well as the occasional visiting cormorant or heron.

Ask our crew to tell you about the fascinating history of Randolf Avenue, or how they managed to get canal boats through the Maida Hill tunnel before boats had engines.

From ‘Toerags’ to ‘Legging it’ the canal introduced unique terminology that has become set into the English language. Find out the back stories.

Travel past the homes of well known musicians, actors and celebrities along canals lined by live aboard houseboats.

Walk around to Paddington Basin for a modern contrast.

Sheldon Square and Paddington Central have waterside cafes, bars and restaurants including several on boats, as well as a collection of public artwork.

Explore Merchant Square with it’s floating pocket garden park, water play fountains, and striking architectural gems such as the new Brunel building and Heather Wick’s rolling bridge.


ONLINE TICKETING FOR ALL TRIPS

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND BOOKING ONLINE ESPECIALLY FOR WEEKEND TRIPS. ALL MAJOR CARDS ACCEPTED ONLINE

We accept all major and international payment cards when booking online, including Visa, Mastercard, V Pay, Maestro, American Express & Diners club.

Walk-up tickets are available on board the boats for any remaining seats with card payment (we currently are unable to accept AMEX or Diners card payments)

Trips are one-way only, however you can book a separate trip if you wish to return back.

No refunds will be given for missed departures

Online ticketing availability closes 20 minutes before each scheduled departure time, or when the service becomes fully booked.

We DO NOT accept The London Pass, Oyster cards or any other vouchers.

All tickets are sold subject to the LONDON WATERBUS COMPANY Conditions of carriage

Groups of 25 or more can book in advance and get reduced rates