The Regents Canal walking route is possibly my favourite walk in London. It’s a beautiful route starting in Limehouse, East London going all the way through London to Little Venice in West London. The route is approximately 8.5 miles long and takes about 3 hours.
You may want to walk the whole route but for most people, that’s a bit more than they would usually want to do for a typical weekend stroll. I would recommend you do it the way I always have which is to start at King’s Cross instead. Google says from here it takes 1 h 10 minutes to walk the route, however, if you’re stopping or taking any detours like I usually do, I’d say its more like 2 hours.
The route I’m going to show you below starts in King Cross’s top shopping and food village, Coal Drops Yard, takes you past Camden Market, through London Zoo, to the top of Primrose Hill, past a bunch of multi-million-pound houses and finally finishing at picturesque, Little Venice. To make it easier for you, I’ve even created a little map for you to follow.
Ready? Let’s go!
Get the tube to King’s Cross and begin at Coal Drops Yard.
Before your walk, stop for a coffee and pastry at one of Coal Drop’s Yard many cafes and restaurants. To give you fuel, right? 😉
Enter the canal at Coal Drops Yard and walk towards Camden Town and explore the food market.
You can even pick up a boat trip in Camden if you fancy. There are lots of boat tours along the way, including The London Waterbus Company that will take you from Camden to Little Venice if you prefer not to walk.
Keep walking for while but get off the canal at Primrose Hill and walk to the top to admire the view of London’s Skyline.
Jump back on the canal which cuts through London Zoo. You may spot some hyenas and birds on the way. Maybe even a cow!
As you get closer to Little Venice, you’ll see some amazing multi-million-pound houses on your route. Around here you will have to get off the canal as part of it is private. The map I created shows you where to get back on.
Finally, you’ll reach your destination at Little Venice where you can rest your feet.
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