LITTLE VENICE FROM IVER (LONDON)

 

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You can do this route from :
The Boatyard, Iver.

The Boatyard, Iver

Buckinghamshire

 

This lock free cruise takes you to Little Venice which is home to quirky waterside cafes, cosy pubs, and charming restaurants and boasts some of the most interesting independant theatre venues in London .

Little Venice is an oasis of tranquility. It's thought to have been so-named by the poet, Robert Browning.
It is home to many boats, including a floating art gallery, puppet theatre and café.
Lovely picnic spots include the Rembrandt Gardens. Grab your picnic hamper and enjoy the sunshine surrounded by flowers.

Moorhens, Coots, Tufted Ducks, Pochard, Greylag and Egyptian Geese are all common sights on the canal and the local wildlife is never more alive than in the summer months.

If you wish to get into the West End, Covent Garden, or any part of London, Paddington underground (Tube) station is very close and allows you to catch the Tube to all parts of the City.

Route Info

Route Facts & Figures

Recommended Holiday
Duration : 3 nights.

Total Cruising Days : 4.00
(Partial or full days)

Total Cruising Time : 12.00 hours

Total Distance : 36.00 miles

Number of Locks : 0

Number of Tunnels : 0

Number of Aqueducts : 0

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See Canals & Rivers Trust website if you wish to pre-book moorings in London
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/our-regions/london-waterways/pre-booked-visitor-moorings-in-london
Along the Regents Canal moorings are provided at Kingsland, Battlebridge and Cumberland Basins all by prior arrangement, and at St.Pancras, east of Islington Tunnel, Little Venice, Bulls Bridge, Cowley Lock, Limehouse, and Brentford Gauging Lock.
Also moorings at Little Venice, Camden, Kings Cross, Islington, Victoria Park-Old Ford Lock 8(just before the junction with the Hertford Union canal) ,


For Tourist information about London http://www.visitlondon.com

Cruising notes

From your mooring cruise to the end of the Slough arm of the Grand Union Canal, at Cowley Peach Junction, and turn right towards Little Venice.
The Slough Arm was almost the last canal to be built in Britain, in 1882, and on the way to Cowley Peach Junction you pass over 3 small aqueducts as you pass over the picturesque Cowley lake.
The main traffic on the Canal is the late 1800's was bricks made from the local clay.

Turning right at Cowley Peachey Junction towards Little Venice and Brentford you pass Yiewsley, West Drayton and Hayes Town, before turning left at Bulls Junction along the Paddington Arm to Little Venice, the main canal goes to Brentford and the River Thames. At this junction there was a large British Waterways yard which is now a 24 hr Tesco Supermarket if you need to stock up on supplies.

At Uxbridge Road bridge 20 you can stop for the night as you will have cruised for 2 hours.
The Hamborough Tavern is canalside .

Continue along the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal .
Horsenden Hill and Perivale Wood provide a long stretch of beautiful hilly parkland along with Greenford Golf Course which adjoins the Canal.
Between bridges 11 and 12 there is a useful Sainsburys supermarket right by the canal with moorings, and again by Kensal Green Bridge, just to the west.

When you reach Little Venice the Paddington basin is straight on, and you can moor up there if you wish, it is a dead end at Paddington but is right by the train station, and the London Underground with trains into the city.
These days if you have a card with touch facility,you don't have to buy a ticket for trains or buses in London, you just touch your card at the beginning and end of your journey and your card will be automatically charged.

There are extensive moorings stretching west at Little Venice, also a pump out, toilets and full boater facilities. Groceries are available nearby.
Little Venice is an oasis of tranquility. It's thought to have been so-named by the poet, Robert Browning.
It is home to many boats, including a floating art gallery, puppet theatre and café.
Lovely picnic spots include the Rembrandt Gardens. Grab your picnic hamper and enjoy the sunshine surrounded by flowers.
Moorhens, Coots, Tufted Ducks, Pochard, Greylag and Egyptian Geese are all common sights on the canal and the local wildlife is never more alive than in the summer months.
It is 3.5 hours cruising to here from Uxbridge Road bridge.
Time to get out and explore!

 

NB: This route has been provided as a guide only. Information may become inaccurate or out of date. You should always check with the marina that the route is possible within your time frame, current weather conditions and canal stoppages etc.

Boats

The following boats operate on this route (subject to availability)

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