On a perfect summer’s day in London we headed to Little Venice to walk along Regents Canal.
I have been meaning to take this walk for quite a few years now and on our recent trip to London, the timing was right!
Little Venice is an area in the suburb of Maiden Vale where the Grand Union Canal and Regent’s Canal meet. Browning’s Pool where this occurs is named after the English poet Robert Browning who was supposed to have lived in the area.
The canal was finished in 1820 but, because of the advent of the railway, it was not used as much as was thought to bring goods to London. Today boats line parts of the canal providing a permanent home to many families.
From Browning’s Pool you can catch a water bus along the Regents Canal but we chose to take a leisurely stroll along the tow path. Join us!
Large speed humps cross the tow path making cycling very difficult!
We weren’t expecting to see these stately homes lining the banks of this section of the canal.
Penguins on the banks of Regent’s Canal mark the entrance to London Zoo.
From here the walk continues to Regents Park and Camden with its bustling market.
Have you walked this section of the canal? Would you like to?