The Ultimate List of Things to Enjoy Around London’s Regent’s Canal


London’s Regent’s Canal is an 8.6-mile tranquil waterway carving across North London. It offers both locals and travellers from all over the world experience the charm of seeing the capital city from a new perspective. Dating back to 1820, the canal spans from Paddington Basin to Limehouse Basin and serves as a quaint conduit for strollers, boaters, and bikers alike! Read on to learn more about exciting experiences in and around Regent’s Canal to add to your itinerary!

Take a Kayaking Tour

Head in for a memorable experience as you glide along the Regent’s Canal in a kayak. Take in the sights of some of the most incredible landmarks in the city including Regent’s Park, Little Venice, London Zoo, and the vibrant Camden town. The guided excursion is suitable for people with all levels of experience, including children of the age of nine and above. Paddle your way towards Camden Town and make sure you spot the Giraffe House and Snowdon Aviary along the way! Spot the colourful barges in Little Venice, and the lush greenery at Regent’s Park and get introduced to basic kayaking skills with a safety briefing at the start of the tour. Experience understated opulence with your stay at the luxurious Park Grand Paddington Court, set in the heart of the city and explore London’s most gorgeous spots, moments away from you.

Explore Little Venice

One of the most picturesque corners of the capital city, Little Venice is a haven for peaceful outings or a date night experience with your special one! It lies at the point where Regent’s Canal meets the Grand Union Canal and boasts Regency-style houses with bow windows, and colourful narrowboats that you can hop on! Hop between cosy cafes, restaurants and bars on the water’s edge and take in the scenic views for an experience to remember!

Cruise a Traditional Narrowboat

If you’re looking for a more authentic experience exploring London’s waterways, make the perfect choice as you ride the gentle waters of the Regent’s Canal in a traditional-style narrowboat! The cruise service runs throughout the year, so head start an exciting day with a hearty meal at one of the premium restaurants near Paddington Station and grab the chance to sail past the Maida Hill tunnel and elegant mansions on the waterfront for a differentiated experience!

P.S. If you’re travelling with kids, you can also take a boat ride into the popular London Zoo itself and get a glimpse of its many inhabitants!

Watch a Show at the Puppet Show Barge

Found in 1978, the Puppet Theatre Barge is an intimate playhouse in Little Venice, minutes away from your luxe accommodation in Paddington London. It is the only floating puppet theatre in the UK and is known for its incredible puppet shows with an engaging storyline, backed up by talented artists. These shows are hosted on a beautifully converted barge and are perfect for adults and children alike!

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde is brought to life in a heart-warming adaptation by James Boswell at the Puppet Theatre Barge, running until 21st January’24. Don’t miss out on this one!

Explore Granary Square

Set in the heart of King’s Cross, the full-of-life Granary Square is located right on the banks of Regent’s Canal and is known for its extraordinary collection of brilliant restaurants serving international cuisines to enjoy lunch with your friends and family. The 1000 choreographed fountains here that shine bright during the late hours are a highlight of this magnificent public square. If you’re looking for a place to relax with the kids or simply people-watch, add this one to your list!

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