The Regent’s Canal – Mile End to Limehouse

(6 customer reviews)

Mile End tube station, London

Guided by Canal Guides

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
26 May 2024 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Summer

And as long as we’re at it: here are our other Regent’s Canal & Inland Waterways Walks this autumn and winter (and a bonus, a couple of additional “reasons why”).

On Sunday, October 15 at 2.30 pm: Regent’s Canal – King’s Cross, Granary Square, St. Pancras

On Sunday, November 5 at 2.30 pm: The Royal Victoria Dock to East India Dock Towpath Walk

On Sunday, November 19 at 2.30 pm: Regent’s Canal – River Tyburn to Little Venice

On Sunday, December 3 at 2.30 pm: Grosvenor Canal & Battersea Power Station

On Sunday, December 17 at 2.30 pm: Regent’s Canal – King’s Cross, Granary Square, St.

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“walking is man’s best medicine” Hippocrates

On Monday, January 1 at 2.30 pm: Regent’s Canal – Little Venice to Camden

On Sunday, January 7 at 2.30 pm: Regent’s Canal – Islington to Kingsland Road

On Sunday, January 21 at 2.30 pm: Regent’s Canal – King’s Cross – Granary Square – Camden

On Sunday, February 4 at 2.30 pm the Regent’s Canal – Mile End to Limehouse

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

NOW AS FOR THIS CANAL WALK…

Short read: To get to know the Regent’s Canal is to tap into a completely different London – a London most people never see.

Longer read: It’s old, back-door, far from the madding crowd London. It’s a London where time slows right down – to the pace of the horse-drawn canal barges. Or I suppose you could say it’s a London where time stopped – nearly 200 years ago! At one time the Regent’s Canal’s Limehouse Dock was the gateway to the whole of the UK canal network. And what a gateway: it’s an impressive 10 acres of water and four acres of quays and wharves –- plus the entry lock into the Thames, two miles below London Bridge.

And it’s not just what you see – it’s how you see it. Because guided as they are by members of the IWA, the Regent’s Canal walks show you special bits and bobs – tiny details that open up an age and an era, that explain the workings of the canals. N.B. The walk ends near Limehouse station. It’s part of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) system, which, if you think about it, makes for an almost dizzying transformation: from the Age of Canals to cutting edge 21st century London! The DLR is a completely automated, elevated whoosh – with lots of Wow! factor – through the largest urban redevelopment in Europe. And if you’ve got a 2-Zone Travel Card, well it’s a “ticket to ride” on the DLR.

LONDON WALKS PRACTICALS

Regent’s Canal – Mile End to Limehouse takes place at 2.30 pm on Sunday, February 4.

The meeting point for the Regent’s Canal – Mile End to Limehouse walk is just outside the exit of Mile End Tube.

LONDON WALKS HORS D’OEUVRE

The Regent’s CanalMile End to Limehouse walk is one of a series of Regent’s Canal and other Inland Waterways walks that we conduct in partnership with the IWA (Inland Waterways Association). There are getting on for a dozen different canal and Inland Waterways walks in their repertory. The Canal Walks’ regular slot is the 2.30 pm Tour du Jour offering on the first and third Sunday of every month. And there are usually a handful of “guest appearance” canal walks that run as “Specials” on selected dates in any given Summer or Winter London Walks programme.

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THE GUIDING

There’s more. The guides are all members of the IWA. They have some formidable expertise – know the canals better than “ordinary mortals” And – how special is this – they donate their fees to the IWA. So you’re supporting a good cause – doing a seriously good turn – when you go on one of our canal walks.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, The Regent's Canal – Mile End to Limehouse it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the The Regent's Canal – Mile End to Limehouse walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS

A private London Walk makes a fab gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.

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6 reviews for The Regent’s Canal – Mile End to Limehouse

  1. Julie and Reg Woda

    We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed this walk. Charlie was excellent. He had so much information at his fingertips and was so passionate about his subject.

    It was such a joy to discover bits of the East End we didn’t know anything about and learn some of the history attached to the Regents Canal.

    A wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

    Thank you

  2. Jan Godden

    Superb walk. Content guide ,& overall enjoyment was excellent.
    Good size group for enabling us all to hear.
    Thank you Charlie for a great informative afternoon

  3. Dorothy MacDonald

    Another fascinating walk with Charlie, lots of interesting information and stories around the canal and Limehouse Basin, enjoyed learning about it all.

  4. Emma Tait

    Another great walk led by Charlie. Lots of information. Lots of things to see. Lots of hidden wonders.

  5. Pat Pledger

    As usual, Charlie’s walk and talk was really informative and fascinating, with lots of interesting stories in between. This is a wonderful insight into a canal running through the centre of a city overlooked by blocks of flats and industrial buildings, as well as historic remains along the towpath and ending in a modern day marina and the River Thames.
    Highly recommended and a London walk with a difference.

  6. Lynne

    I really appreciated this very enjoyable walk. The guide was excellent, and the route took in a superb view along the Thames. This is the first time I’ve been on a London Walk, but I’m certainly thinking of doing more.

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