These trips are best suited to the brave. Regent’s Canal’s tunnel – built in 1820 – is long, dark, dank and three quarters of a mile long. Once upon a time, boats normally pulled by horses on the towpath had to be inched through the tunnel by a process of ‘legging’ – with the men on board having to brace their legs against the tunnel walls to power the boat along. The tunnel tours take place during the summer, and tickets also includes admission to the London Canal Museum proper.
Canal Museum Tunnel Boat Trip
|Venue name:||Canal Museum Tunnel Boat Trip||Contact:|
12-13 New Wharf Rd
|Opening hours:||Dates 2011: Jul 17, 31; Aug 14, 21; Sep 18, 25. Times 2011: 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm 4pm|
|Transport:||Tube: King's Cross St Pancras|
|Price:||£8; £6 children (includes admission to museum)|