Victoria Underground station, London (outside Wilton Road exit, opposite Apollo Victoria Theatre)
Guided by Canal Guides
|Day||Walk Type||Start Time||End Time|
|18 February 2024||Tour du Jour||2.30 pm||4.30 pm||Winter||Reserve Online|
And as long as we’re at it, here are our other Regent’s Canal & Inland Waterways Walks in September (and a bonus, a couple of additional “reasons why”).
On Sunday, September 3rd at 2.30 pm: The Regent’s Canal: King’s Cross-Granary Square-Camden
“walking is man’s best medicine” Hippocrates
On Sunday, Sunday, September 17th at 2.30 pm: The Regent’s Canal – King’s Cross to Hitchcock’s Hackney
“walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things” Elizabeth von Arnim
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.