Enjoy Cruising the Canals of London on the London Waterbus

For a change of pace enjoy a scenic cruise along historic Regent's Canal on a narrow canal boat

London Waterbus on Regent's Canal
London Waterbus on Regent's Canal cc licensed photo by Jim Linwood

The London Waterbus Company is a private company that provides scenic cruises down the historic Regent's Canal. They have a fleet of four narrow canal boats, three of which have a historic Ship Certificate.

You can enjoy one way or return trips on the London Waterbus. Stops are available along the way, including Little Venice and the London Zoo. The boats feature large opening windows which are nice on warm sunny days.

The company also offers two different day trips on Saturdays during the summer months. You can explore the industrial history and architecture along London's lesser known waterways and you can enjoy seeing many famous London landmarks from a different perspective. The day trips feature an insightful commentary along the way. The Limehouse Trip takes you along the canals of north and east London and takes from 9:30am until 6:pm including a stop for lunch. The Black Horse at Greenford Trip takes you west through Regent's Park and beyond. It finishes around 5:30pm and includes a stop for lunch. These day trips must be booked in advance.

For regular Waterbus Service no booking is required. You can just pay on the boat by cash, debit card or major credit card.

For more information about taking a ride on the London Waterbus visit their official website link above.

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Hours This Week:
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Address: CAMDEN LOCK, Camden Lock Place / West Yard of, Camden Lock Market, Camden Town, London NW1 8AF, UK

Phone: 020 3763 9981

Official Website: London Waterbus

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Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Bakerloo LineWarwick Avenue5 Minutes
Circle, District, Metropolitan, Harmmersmith & City LinesPaddington10 Minutes

How to get to London Waterbus by Tube

From Warwick Avenue Station exit up the left hand stairs and walk straight ahead of you to the willow tree at the traffic lights (4 mins). Cross the road and the Pool is to your right. Walk around to your right and go down onto the towpath either at the small set of steps with a gate or at the entrance on the bridge.

From Paddington Station exit the station at the end of the main line platform No. 8 or the entry to the Hammersmith & City platforms. There is a walkway here which leads out of the station towards Paddington Basin and Little Venice.

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Rated 3.4 out of 5London Waterbus Company Star Rating

5 Star Rating Took a boat from little Venice to Camden Lock and I'm so happy I took it. It's a very relaxing ride and you get told of the history of the places as you are going past. Would go on it again.

A Google User - 6 months ago

5 Star Rating I really enjoyed doing a trip from Little Venice to Camden Lock today in beautiful sunshiny weather with London Waterbus. I recommend it a lot. Thanks.

A Google User - 7 months ago


Enjoy this video of a short stroll along Regent's Canal followed by a ride on a canal boat

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