Before cars and even trains, London was a canal city like many in Britain were. Then as now, one of the best things about canals is that it takes you away from the noise and chaos of the busy streets and opens up areas that you couldn’t reach otherwise. In fact you’d never even know you were in the middle of London. Canals are enjoying a huge resurgence for social and leisure activities and we will see plenty of boats, some even converted into book shops, cafes or even a barbers. Some are used as homes, moored up on the towpath whilst others chug merrily along going about their slow and peaceful business. This private 3 hour walking tour will reveal a side to London that most never get to see. Away from the hustle and bustle of the busy street, this walk combines area of almost rural beauty and tranquility, modern cafe culture and incredible areas of urban renewal in a way only London can do.
Our guide, Stephen got in touch with us to make sure we knew when and where to meet. He was very helpful and gave us useful information about the history of the canal and neighborhoods in our walk. There are a number of photo opportunities where you can capture the many barges that cruise and dock on the canal. This is a long walk and so we recommend good walking shoes. The tour ends in the Camden area where there are a number of shops and restaurants. If you have already done walking tours of the city center and its pubs, I would recommend this tour for the different perspective that it presents.