Canalway Cavalcade

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© Christine Smith
© Christine Smith
Canalway Cavalcade
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The pretty waterways of Little Venice will be even more colourful than usual for 2015's May bank holiday weekend as the Inland Waterways Association organises their annual gathering of canal boats. Around 130 boats will be moored along the stretch of the Grand Union Canal between Blomfield Road, Warwick Avenue and Warwick Crescent for the Canalway Cavalcade, which has taken place every year since 1983. Many of the waterborne homes will be dressed up to the nines ready for the pageant, and visitors can expect plenty of very British fun including morris dancers and a real ale tent. There'll also be trade stalls, live music, children's activities and refreshments.

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Clare M

Very nice way to spend a sunny summers day. There were all sorts of market stalls in addition to the boats which added interest for those of us who aren't barge buffs.


Nice weather, enough number of people, great music, yummy foods, drinks and ice cream.... I visited there around 8pm, evening sunset was awesome.

Saska Brenard

Went out to the Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury's and saw two boats getting ready for the festival. Lots of excitement about the event and one boat was 100 years old and they had great balloons to celebrate their birthday occasion. Looks like it will be a grand parade!