I’ve always loved boat rides. It’s such a nice way to explore a city, you literally see things from a different angle. What often happens when you live somewhere though, is that you forget to do cool stuff in your own city, just because everyday life takes over. So when my parents came to London last month, it was the perfect occasion to finally jump on a narrow boat: here’s my recap of our chill ride on the London Water Bus.
From Camden Town to Little Venice
We hopped on the London Water Bus in Camden Town, but you can also do so in Little Venice or at the London Zoo. The Camden boat stop is right in the middle of the food market, not a bad place to wait if you just missed your boat! You can buy your ticket on the London Water Bus (card payments only) and a one-way ride takes about 50 minutes.
On the London Water Bus
The tour takes you from Camden Town to Little Venice (or vice versa of course), over Regent’s Canal. You go through the London Zoo – where you can hop on or off – and Regent’s Park. You get to hear several snippets of information along the way, but they’re nice and short, there’s no constant rambling in five different languages (hallelujah!).
A pleasant pause
I could have easily stayed on that London Water Bus for at least another 50 mins. There’s something just so soothing about boating the Canal, soaking up the green surroundings, watching other narrow boats pass by. It felt like a mini-break from loud and busy London, almost like a short pause in time.
Have you been boating around London already? If so, I’d love to know what you thought about it!
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London Water Bus, hop on at Camden Town or Little Venice.