My husband and I will be in London for five days in mid-June. We would like to organise a day trip on a narrow boat in a canal close to London. As we have our accommodation booked in London we do not want to overnight on a narrow boat, but would like transportation or easy access to the canal site for this type of tour. Any suggestions?
DOC The London Waterbus Company (londonwaterbus.com) features lovely longboat trips along the historic Regent’s Canal on traditional vessels registered with the National Historic Ships register.
They provide a commentary of the route plus a history of the canals and precise details of how and where to board the tours. These include information on the closest Tube station and clear directions from there. Walkers Quay (walkersquay.com) also provide daily canal boat trips over the summer months.
These include a pass through a loch plus the option for a dinner or lunch cruise. I suggest booking ahead if you would like to dine aboard. For a more in-depth look at the history of the narrow boat, consider visiting the London Canal Museum (canalmuseum.org.uk).
It’s easy to reach with five Tube stations within walking distance, and you can combine this with a trip along the canal.