Canal Guides

Aileen, Charlie, David, Flora, John, Mike G., Naomi, Richard and Roger all have many years' experience of the Inland Waterways and have explored them extensively by narrowboat (and, in Roger's case, canoe). They're all active members of the Inland Waterways Association, which works in partnership with us to provide the towpath walks in the London Walks programme.

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The Regent's Canal – Mile End to Limehouse
The Regent's Canal – Mile End to Limehouse

Sunday, 05 February 2023 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

"from the Age of Canals to cutting edge, 21-st century London"

The Regent's Canal – Islington to Hoxton
The Regent's Canal – Islington to Hoxton

Sunday, 19 February 2023 @ 2.30 pm

"ankle power, water power, horsepower, steam engine power, electric power, internal combustion engine power – the walk, er, runs the gamut"

The Regent's Canal:   King's Cross-Granary Square-Camden
The Regent's Canal: King's Cross-Granary Square-Camden

Sunday, 05 March 2023 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

The London of a couple of centuries ago. A London of tunnels and bridges and narrowboats and locks.

Royal Victoria Dock to East India Dock Towpath Walk
Royal Victoria Dock to East India Dock Towpath Walk

Sunday, 19 March 2023 @ 2.30 pm

A new towpath walk created by the London Walks team of Regent's Canal guides (in conjunction with the IWA – Inland Waterways Association)

The Regent's Canal – King's Cross to Hitchcock's Hackney
The Regent's Canal – King's Cross to Hitchcock's Hackney

Sunday, 02 April 2023 @ 2.30 pm

out of the chrysalis of old 19th-century industrial London into the buzz of a new London

Limehouse - Thames - Docklands
Limehouse - Thames - Docklands

Sunday, 16 April 2023 @ 2.30 pm

"part gentrified, part solidly working class"

The Regent's Canal – River Tyburn to Little Venice
The Regent's Canal – River Tyburn to Little Venice

Sunday, 30 April 2023 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

"we step into a different world here, a different world bouquet’d with incidental delights – 'The Upside Down House', for example..."