London Canal Walking Tours

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Walking Tours Along The Canal from London Canal Museum

Our London walks along the towpath of the Regent's Canal are walking tours led by a guide from the museum, who will explain something of the history of the canal as you walk London's watery highway. We walk from the London Canal Museum to Camden Town, taking a short detour via the west portal of Islington Tunnel, then past St. Pancras Lock, and the three Camden Locks, finishing at the last lock. This is a chance to walk London's past, where tell-take evidence of a past age can be seen clearly when pointed out by our guides. The walking tour to Camden is leisurely and the walk is suitable for anyone including wheelchair users, but you should of course be able to cope with the distance of about a mile and a half (2 km). It lasts about 90 minutes and ends up at London's famous Camden Markets, which you can explore when we arrive (not evening walks). Your guide can advise you about the frequent bus and Underground services which can take you back to King's Cross if you need to return, for example to collect your car, or you can walk back in under half an hour.

Public Walking Tours

Camden Walk

Dates 2015
The Cost (Camden Walk)
  In advance booked online In person, by 'phone, or on the day
Walk + museum £7.50 (Concessions £6.50) £8.50 (Concessions £7.50)
Walk only £4.50 (Concessions £3.50) £5.50 (Concessions £4.50)
Walk including museum admission
Walk only - no museum entry
A quick video tour
Arriving for the Camden Walk

There is no need to book in advance for the Camden walking tour, but you can book in advance if you wish. Online bookings are slightly cheaper than if you turn up on the day or book in person. If you are on the way and are late please call 020 7713 0836, we will wait up to 10 minutes or will arrange to meet at a convenient point part of the way into the canal walk. If the weather forecast is poor, please bring an umbrella or raincoat as there is limited shelter. The walk will not be cancelled due to rain.

After the walk

There are many things to do after the walk!

How to Book

Advance booking is not essential for the walking tour to Camden and you are welcome on the day without a reservation, but it is cheaper to use our Online Booking System in advance.

Map King's Cross to Camden Town

Self-Guided Walks

The Guide booklet

We offer a short colour guide booklet to the towpath walk from the museum to Camden, in the London Canal Museum shop, at a price of £2.00. This is suitable for people to use on their own without a human guide.

The Mobile Walk - free

The Mobile Walk is a guided walk on the same section of canal but walking west to east, from Camden to the museum. The Mobile Walk can be undertaken at any time (not reccommended after dark) with the assistance of your mobile smartphone. The museum's mobile Internet home page is at www.canalmuseum.mobi and the walk page is at www.canalmuseum.mobi/mobilewalk.htm

The MP3 Towpath Tour - free

You can also download a guided tour of the towpath from Camden to the museum in audio format from this website. Use your Ipod, MP3 player, or MP3-playing mobile phone to listen to the history of the canal as you walk along it. Please go to our podcasts page on your desktop PC or Audio Walk page on your mobile to download the file (or a script for the hearing-impaired visitor)

Walks for groups

If you are considering bringing a group of at least ten people a special walk may be possible for your party by prior arrangement, combined with a group visit to London Canal Museum. Walks for groups can take place at any time of year and always start from, or finish at, the London Canal Museum. The following walks are suggested, subject to availability of a guide. All group walks include a museum visit. These London walks are specialist walking tours and a guide won't be available on all dates, especially at short notice.

Cumberland Arm Walk

"Footsteps" Walk

"River Fleet" Walk

Other London canal walks

Towpath walks are also offered by Original London Walks in co-operation with the Inland Waterways Association. These cover various routes. They do not start from the museum.

Contact

info@canalmuseum.org.uk

Telephone 020 77130836

12-13 New Wharf Road, N1 9RT

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How to find us

With the exception of prebooked private group walks, all walks start from London Canal Museum. The museum is a five-minute walk from King's Cross station and is well served by bus routes, rail, and Underground services. At weekends after 1330 Saturday, and at any time on Sundays, street parking is available nearby. For detailed directions please follow these links:

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