GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Regent's Canal Walk

9 miles (14 km)

Follow the Regent's canal through Regent's Park and Central London on this pleasant waterside cycling and walking route.
Starting at the Little Venice basin in Maida Vale, you follow the canal into Regent’s Park where you will find the famous Zoo. You then pass through Camden, with its popular market, before continuing towards the East End. The route then passes the revived Mile End Park with its arts pavilion, terraced gardens and green bridge with views of Canary Wharf. You finish at the River Thames atLimehouse Basin.
You can extend your outing by picking up the Jubilee Greenway circular walk. The waymarked trail visits some of the capital's best parks and most famous landmarks. It uses the canal for part of the route.
At the western end the canal joins with the Paddington Canal, an arm of the Grand Union Canal. You can follow the towpath west through Little Venice to Westbourne, Alperton, Harlesden and Hayes.

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Regent's Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Regent's Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In Regent's Park there's a couple of fine options for refreshments. The Boathouse Cafe is a family restaurant with a large terrace seating area where you can sit outside and enjoy views of the lake. It is located on The Boating Lake near Hanover Gate and sells sandwiches, toasties, flat bread pizza’s, soup, stew, cakes and snacks.
The Regent's Bar & Kitchen is located in the middle of Regent's Park on the Inner Circle, close to the Open Air Theatre and to the Queen Mary's Gardens. In good weather it includes a terrace BBQ offering burgers, hot dogs and vegetarian options alongside ice cold draft beer and Pimm's during the summer.

Dog Walking

The canal is a pleasant place to bring your dog for a walk. It can be busy with other walkers and cyclists so it is best to keep them on leads.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

At Limehouse Basin you can pick up the Lea Valley Walk and follow it north along the River Lea navigation to Hackney Marshes.
At De Beauvoir you can pick up Cycle Superhighway 1 where it crosses the canal. The signed trail runs from Tottenham toSeven Sisters,Stamford Hill,Stoke Newington,Dalston,De Beauvoir andHoxtonbefore finishing in The City near Shoreditch, Spitalfields and the Barbican.
For more walking ideas in the city see the London Walks page.

Photos

Canal Regent Londres

Regents Canal 1. In the backround is St Mark's Church, Regents Park. The canal was built during the early 19th century with the architectand town plannerJohn Nashplaying a significant role. In 1811 he had produced a masterplan forGeorge IV, then Prince Regent, to redevelop a large area of central north London with the canal included as part of the scheme.

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Camden Town and lock. Taken on a lovely mid summer day with a weeping willow in the background.

Old Ford lock from Old Ford Bridge, Regent's Canal - geograph.org.uk - 1535047

Old Ford lock from Old Ford Bridge, Regent's Canal. An important staging-post in former days, close to the junction of the Hertford Union canal and with winding-hole to enable narrow boats to turn, this lock also had stabling for horses. Now it supplies water and disposal facilities to recreational boat people.

Regent's Canal, Victoria Park - geograph.org.uk - 129155

Regent's Canal, Victoria Park. Narrow boats moored on Regent's Canal between Old Ford Lock and Bonner Road Bridge. Photograph taken on a pleasant spring May day.

Regent's Canal, Haggerston - geograph.org.uk - 129197

Haggerston. Looking west along the canal between Mare Street and Pritchard's Road bridges

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A view down the canal towards the old gasworks site north of King's Cross Station.

Old Ford Lock keeper's cottage, Regent's Canal - geograph.org.uk - 1536686

Old Ford Lock keeper's cottage. The dwelling and the attached stables are Grade II listed buildings, surviving relics of the important waterways the canals once were.

Fishing in the canal, Bethnal Green - geograph.org.uk - 1538959

Fishing in the canal, Bethnal Green. The individual passing by on the right shouted and raised his hand in protest when he saw me taking this picture of the fishermen, with whom he had no apparent connection, and called out to them that I had photographed them. They themselves were unconcerned! The canal curves sharply towards the west here; the old Haggerston gasholder up ahead.

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Regents Canal.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)