Regent's Canal, which stretches from west to east London...is one of London's best kept little secrets. I didn't start discovering the canal walks until a year after I moved to London. There is so much to discover along London's canal, from Little Venice to the fast west, to the canal pubs in Camden Town, and the pop-up coffee stalls along the way. I particularly enjoy the east London bit. Grab a snack from Broadway Market and then make your way to Angel along the Canal, stopping at lovely floating cafes and book shops along the way.
Regent's Canal is one of my very favorite places to visit in London when it is warm out - especially the stretch that runs from the Islington neighborhood of Angel to Victoria Park. Stroll, bike or jog along with the locals. Or dine in the adorable cafes that pop up unexpectedly along the canal, like The Towpath Cafe and The Narrow Boat. On Saturdays, it makes a great afternoon to walk along the canal, visit The Broadway Market and end the day lounging in Victoria Park. Aww, London. I miss you.
I love a walk along Regent's Canal - I sometimes joke that my whole life revolves around the canal.. not for of the truth really, my studio, everywhere I've lived and everywhere I've worked have always been minutes from the stretch between Mile End and Kingsland Basin.I love to look at the houseboats down the side of Victoria Park and love it when the floating market is on at Roman Road bridge, by the Palm Tree pub.
A beautiful and calm part of London, perfect for a casual stroll or jog on a sunny weekend afternoon. Many people aren't aware of the canals that thread their way through London and this is one of the best - starting with Broadway Market, leading to Victoria Park and with lots of little shops and coffee stands in between. There's even a floating bookshop on a barge that occasionally makes an appearance!
Regent's Canal is a canal in the north of London and at 13 km long makes for a great walk. We didn't walk the entire thing - we started in Camden and finished at Regent's Park. It was a beautiful sunny day and Regent's Canal provided a great respite from the hustle and bustle of London.