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London Waterbus Company

Things to do, Walks and tours Camden Market
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
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Time Out says

Navigate Regent's Canal in a narrowboat with The London Waterbus Company. Trips run along the Regent's Canal linking Little Venice, Regent's Park, London Zoo and Camden Lock. Warwick Avenue is the closest tube if you are catching the boat from Little Venice.



Address: 58 Camden Lock Place
Transport: Tube: Camden Town/Chalk Farm
Opening hours: Until Sep 30 2011: Daily from Little Venice or Camden 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1.15pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and one-way at 5pm
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4 out of 5 stars

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What a great way to visit the Zoo with the kids. After a morning at Camden Market we took the boat from Camden Lock directly into the Zoo. It cost about the same as it would have done if we’d queued at the main zoo gate, but this way no queues and we got a lovely add on boat trip that the kids both loved. So far the highlight of our half term break. Found the staff friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!


Went from maida vale to camden and it was OK. It is a nice way to view London but it is at a walking speed and most of it you could walk yourself. 

One of the things that annoyed me is that we went on this trip for a friends birthday and we checked the website beforehand and it did not mention anything about alcohol on the website and it was only when you are on the boat that you are informed you are not allowed to drink. I can understand this might be for insurance purposes but this should be clearly stated on the website- we wanted to enjoy a glass of procecco on the boat and it meant I had bought a bottle for nothing. :(

took a ride on the boat from Little Venice to Camden. Crowded and could not see much. There is a big queue in the mornings and some people keep jumping the queue due to lack of queue management skills from staff. In addition, the website warns that no bookings are accepted but we were forced to wait for a group who turned up late and incomplete. I saw some people who had queued a lot being denied boarding. The whole experience was a mess, think about it twice or make sure you are the calmest passenger ever.

I made this journey two years ago with my late Mom and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the highlights of our visit to London. Even though I had lived in London some years ago and returned since on many occasions I never know it existed until I saw a listing in Time Out. It was a beautiful sunny morning when we arrived at Little Venice so our half hour wait was easily spent soaking up the atmosphere. When the boat arrived the staff were very friendly and immediately helped my Mom aboard. We spent the journey peering out the windows trying to identify all the landmarks as we passed them. The journey passed all too quickly and in no time at all Camden Lock was in view. As we climbed off the boat we were greeted by the bustling crowd of a busy Sunday market day. What a spectacular way to arrive in Camden Town. Highly recommended and certainly high on my agenda when I visit London again soon.

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