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 below.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

London Waterbus Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM

Address: Little Venice, Browning's Pool WATERBUS Wharf, Blomfield Rd, Maida Vale, London W2 6NG, UK

Official Website: London Waterbus

London Waterbus Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating My mother-in-law and I were in London and decided to check out Little Venice. We arrived via the tube, had lunch nearby, and decided to book with London Waterbus on a lovely afternoon. We sailed to Camden, an experience of itself. The guide was knowledgeable, the canal was interesting, and this was a relaxing way to see more of London!
Kate Carter - a month ago

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5 Star Rating The cruise was a fun and relaxing time and a unique way to see some out-of-the-way parts of London. We were staying in Little Venice and this was a fun way to have an afternoon at the Camden Market and round trip back.
Tom McGuire - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Will, our tour guide, was funny and very friendly! He accommodated us even though I had read our tickets incorrectly. Wonderful ride. Stay away from the skipper of the #3 Perseus boat; however, he is a raging fecking a-hole who seems to be unhappy with everything the tour guide does. One of those no matter how you did it, you did it wrong kind of guys. Yelling at a fellow employee in front of customers is rude.
BillnAndie Kysar - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating en Town by boat. The journey is not just a commute; it's a delightful adventure. The crew spices up the ride with amusing jokes, adding a great vibe. Cruising along Regent's Park offers scenic views of London's beauty. Arriving at Camden Town, the market is a foodie's paradise. The variety and flavors available are a treat for the taste buds. If you're up for a unique and entertaining ride with picturesque sights and delicious eats, this waterbus journey is a must! 🚤🌆🍔
Ivo - 6 months ago

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5 Star Rating We booked a service yesterday from little venice to camden for my friends hen do at midday and our water guide was Alice. Alice has us cracking up with her knowledge of pigeons and her enthusiasm for history on the canal. We all had a great time and would really recommend
Daisy McKay - in the last week

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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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