Regent's Canal and surrounding spaces

Attractions , Rivers, lakes and ponds Islington
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Venue name: Regent's Canal and surrounding spaces
Address: between Shoreditch Park and Victoria Park
London
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Transport: Tube: Old St/Bethnal Green
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Ladyvp
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I love wondering down this canal- it brings you to some of the best parts of London and feels like a tranquil oasis. Some parts can feel a bit dodgy (cough cough Camden) but it is a great way of discovering London and I feel not appreciated enough! There is the yearly canalival in which you take a dingy down it but not recommended as this is dangerous and I not too sure the water is safe if you fall in. 

nicknickn
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https://www.endomondo.com/routes/725067575

A walk from Warwick Avenue tube to Angel tube along the Regent's Canal is a fine way to spend a summer day.

It starts off in leafy Little Venice with houseboats all along the canal. It skirts the edges of Regents Park where grand houses have manicured gardens that run down to the water's edge.

The canal cuts through London zoo - you can look up to see the birds in the Snowdon aviary and see animal enclosures on the far side. Soon after you will come to busy, buzzy Camden Lock - you can walk through a door in the wall of a building on the side of the canal if you fancy a detour into Camden market. 

Next up is urban King's Cross, where it is interesting to see the inventive rejuvenation, for example the new circular apartment blocks being built inside the frames of 19th century gas holders.

Finally, Chapel Street Market is one of the few remaining old fashioned London street markets. It still has a wet fish stall and even a ribbon and haberdashery stall.

The walk is almost 10k; so expect to spend a few hours but it is varied, interesting and well worth the time.