GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Regent's Canal

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


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.
For more walking ideas in the city see the London Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Canal Regent Londres

Regents Canal 1. In the backround is St Mark's Church, Regents Park.


Regents Canal 2. Camden Town and lock.

Old Ford lock from Old Ford Bridge, Regent's Canal - - 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 - - 129155

Regent's Canal, Victoria Park. Narrow boats moored on Regent's Canal between Old Ford Lock and Bonner Road Bridge

Regent's Canal, Haggerston - - 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.

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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