Regents Canal waterbus

This article appears on page 46 of the March 2018 issue.

In central London, you can ride on one of four converted traditional narrowboats on the Regents Canal between Camden and Little Venice, enjoying simple commentary. Depart from Brownings Pool at Little Venice, Paddington, or from Camden Lock Market, with its craft, clothing and food shops. Pass part of Regents Park plus 19th-century buildings and bridges.

Tickets are sold on board (card only; no cash) and subject to availability; it’s most busy 11 a.m.-1 p.m. One way (50 mins.), £9 (near $13) adult or £7.50 senior or child, or round trip (110 mins.), £14/£12. 

One way to the zoo and including entry, up to £27 adult, £24 senior or £21 child. From the zoo one way back to Little Venice, £5.30 adult or £4.30 senior or child, or back to Camden Lock, £4.40/£3.40.

Boat access is via ladder-type steps and a narrow entryway. Wheelchairs are OK if they can be carried folded. Contact The London Waterbus Company (58 Camden Lock Pl., London, England, NW1 8AFF, U.K.; phone +44 20 7482 2550,