Grosvenor Canal & Battersea Power Station

Victoria Underground station, London (outside Wilton Road exit, opposite Apollo Victoria Theatre)

Guided by Canal Guides

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
19 May 2024 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Summer Reserve Online

And as long as we’re at it: here’s the full menu of Regent’s Canal & Inland Waterways Walks this winter and on into spring (and a bonus, an additional “reason why”).

On Sunday, February 18 at 2.30 pm: Grosvenor Canal & Battersea Power Station

On Sunday, March 3 at 2.30 pm: Regent’s Canal – King’s Cross – Granary Square – Camden

On Sunday, March 17 at 2.30 pm: Limehouse – Thames – Docklands

On Sunday, March 31 at 2.30 pm: Regent’s Canal – Little Venice to Camden

“walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things” Elizabeth von Arnim

On Sunday, April 7 at 2.30 pm: Regent’s Canal – King’s Cross to Hitchcock’s Hackney 

On Sunday, April 21 at 2.30 pm: The Royal Victoria Dock to East India Dock Towpath Walk

On Sunday, May 5 at 2.30 pm: Regent’s Canal – River Tyburn to Little Venice



Short read: Combines the hidden byways of London’s least known, most secret canal and the Thames’ mightiest cathedral. What’s not to like?

Interlude read: Yes, say hello to a new walk from the shop floor of the Inland Waterways Association team of guides.

Long read: Starting at a place made famous by Oscar Wilde – “A handbag ???” – the walk’s core is The Canal which built Belgravia. The timber and stone and much else to build the celebrated squares arrived in sailing barges. After passing a duelling ground frequented by the Duke of Wellington – next is the iconic Art Deco masterpiece by the designer of a cathedral. When completed, Battersea was the third-largest power station in Britain. Now, it’s transformed – Arcade and many other restaurants make it a gastronomic hub, as well as a retail centre.

Feel good read: N.B. this is one of our sundry* “doubly good cause” walks. Goes without saying that we think supporting London Walks is a good cause (helping to keep us afloat, holed beneath the waterline as we were by the pandemic); but this one’s a “double good cause” walk because Roger and his team of canal walks guides donate their fee – all of it – to the Inland Waterways Association, whose work, we’d say, is of inestimable importance. London’s canals – its “inland waterways” – are one of the capital’s most important amenities. The IWA preserves them, improves them, spreads the word about them. You go on this – or any of our canal walks – you’re assisting in that hugely important endeavour. Nothing else to add except the pro forma but nonetheless genuinely meant big thanks from us to you.

*Now closing in on 35 London Walks in total.




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