Canal Walking Tours
London Canal Walks
On selected dates, May to October, we offer guided walking tours along the towpath of the Regent's Canal from the museum to Camden Town. These are led by a guide from the museum's team. We aim to give you a pleasant walk lasting about an hour and a half, and an opportunity to learn something about the history of the canal and to see reminders in situ of the former industrial life of the waterway.
As a way to discover the history of canals in London, walks allow you to get up close to reminders of the canal's industrial past that will be pointed out by our walking tour guides. You will see the entrance to a long tunnel and learn about how boats were once taken through it, see ramps once used to rescue the most unfortunate of horses, and see the remains of gates that played a vital role in civil defense during the Second World War. There are locks to pass, and your guide will explain them to those for whom they are a mystery. See also the marks left by horse towing lines. You will cross under one very important railway after crossing over another, you'll see old warehouses, that once were supplied by boat, and marks in the brickwork that point to the past. Remember to duck as you negotiate the bridges! See a different London on a London walk that's different. For more information please see our walks website.
- Dates for 2016 are:
- 4th August 2016 at 1930 (bookings not yet available)
Bookings are made using our online booking system or you can just turn up on the day.