A houseboat cruise from Little Venice to Camden Lock

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This pretty barge trip will allow you to discover London in an atypical and relaxing way. It is also a good plan for lovers! You can board either from Little Venice or Camden. I recommend the first solution. Also note that you can also do a round trip.



What is the route taken by the barge?


 

As you walk you will pass through Regent's Park and spot the giant aviaries of the London Zoo, and for those who wish, you will have the option of getting off the barge to visit the zoo and Regent's Park and then resume the cruise. .
Along the way, you will pass opulent houses with Victorian facades, characteristic of the XNUMXth century.

 


Then, as you approach Camden Lock, you will pass through the locks and pass the Pirate Castle which is a replica of a castle completed in 2008.
Finally, when you arrive in Camden, you can access the famous market located in the old stables and eat in one of the many restaurants.

When is the best time to take the cruise?

Without a doubt in good weather! Spring, summer and fall are undoubtedly the best seasons to take advantage of the first or last rays of the sun.


The 11am and 00 noon cruises are the ones that attract the most people, avoid these times to avoid the queues.
I advise you to take this walk on Sunday morning, leaving from Little Venice to stroll through Camden and taste the many exotic dishes.

Finally, after spending your afternoon strolling around Camden, you will be near St Pancras Station, to take the Eurostar.

What are the advantages of this cruise?


 

The highlight of this walk is to discover another side of London in peace and quiet. It will appeal to adults for the romantic side and children who will be delighted to taste the joys of navigation.

 

How is the barge fitted out?

 


Let's be clear, the installation is spartan! To sit: two wooden benches on each side, rather narrow and… firm!

 

Where to embark?

A Little Venice

Metro bus Warwick avenue6, 46, 187, 414

 


A Camden Town Market

Metro bus Camden Town24, 29, 27, 31, 46, 88, 134, 168, 214, 253, 274, C2 & UL4.

A Regent’s Park (Next to the zoo)

Metro bus Camden Town, Regent's Park, Baker Street274

 

Where to buy your ticket?

Tickets are sold exclusively online and in particular on the website of GetYourGuide.

 

What is the price of the barge cruise?

The price of the 45-minute cruise is around € 13.

Conclusion

This 45-minute walk will make you effortlessly discover a bucolic and green London. This haven of peace will appeal to romantics, nature and photography lovers, and will also delight children.

 

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