Looking up at London from the waterway certainly gives it a different perspective. The Regents Canal is an absolute gem to paddle on a pleasant day and is one that not many people think to explore. We’re always drawn to the countryside when we paddle but urban environments can be just as fun!
The Regent’s canal was completed in 1820 and provided an important link in the waterways network. Although not used much for its trade links now, the canal has remained in tact and is open for canal boats and paddlers to enjoy. It provides a great chance to explore the capital from a different perspective.
The canal runs from west to east, linking the Paddington Arm to Limehouse Basin, where from here you can head up the Limehouse Cut and paddle around the 2012 Olympic site.
Best places to paddle on the Regents Canal? The stretch from Little Venice to Granary Square is a superb paddle, taking in the sites and sounds from London Zoo, Camden Lock and buzzing Granary Square just behind the Kings Cross Station… perfect for a day trip with the inflatables!