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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Boat trip on Regent Canal - from Little Venice to Camden Lock

Boat trips from Little Venice to Camden Lock are organised by the London Waterbus company. Yesterday we went on the one way boat trip from Little Venice to Camden Lock. The trip takes you along the historic Regents Canal passing through the damp and dark Maida Hill tunnel (the tunnel is about 272 yards long and around 200 years old giving it an eerie effect), Regents Park with beautiful architecture around, the ZSL zoo, the Primrose hill and finally reaching the Camden Lock. You can head straight to the Camden market from here.











The London waterbus trip starts makes a stop at the ZSL zoo during each trip. You need  not book the tickets in advance. Just head to the mooring site and pay on board. One way trip is 50 minutes and costs £6.50 for an adult. Return fare for an adult is £9.30 and last 1 hour 50 minutes.






Other Regents canal trip operators

Jason's Trip
Jason's boat is moored opposite 42 Blomfield road besides the Westbourne Terrace road bridge in Little Venice. Jason boat trip operates from the April first week to the first weekend in November each year. Normal departure times are 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30 from Little Venice. From June to August there is a departure at 16:30 as well. The prices as of yesterday were £9.00 for an adult return and £8.00 for an adult single trip.

Jenny Wren
Jenny Wren boat trips run twice a day departing at 12:30pm and 2:30 pm from their Camden mooring. The cruise is about an hour and a half and return fare for an adult is £9.00

Final Word:
We have been to Venice and seen the beautiful canals there. After experiencing that, this boat trip on the Regent canal was nothing great to write about. However for those who have not been to Venice, this might an alternative option. We took the one way trip and walked back along the tow path from Camden Lock to Little Venice. This was an interesting walk taking in all the beautiful sights at leisure.

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