Don’t miss out on Lon­don book-ahead berths

Canal Boat - - News -

THE TWO TRIAL berths set up as Lon­don’s first pre-pay book­able vis­i­tor moor­ings are book­ing up fast for the com­ing spring and early sum­mer – and the Canal & River Trust is al­ready look­ing at rolling the idea out to other sites.

Es­tab­lished in re­sponse to boaters’ con­cerns that if they vis­ited Lon­don they would strug­gle to find some­where to tie up, the berths at Rem­brandt Gar­dens, Lit­tle Venice, at­tracted 62 book­ings in the first four weeks. Of th­ese 44 were leisure boaters with home moor­ings on the CRT net­work (mostly in the south- east), 13 were con­tin­u­ous cruis­ers with no home berth, three were trade boaters and two were vis­it­ing from non-CRT wa­ters. Most booked for the max­i­mum of seven days (at £10 per day) and, as we went to press, May and June were al­ready close to fully booked.

CRT told Canal Boat that it would be re­view­ing the scheme in March and that Kings Cross and Padding­ton Basin had al­ready been iden­ti­fied as pos­si­ble sites for fur­ther pre-pay moor­ings; how­ever the Trust stressed that this would not in­volve tak­ing away any ex­ist­ing vis­i­tor moor­ing space.

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