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The canal walk

Pretend you’re in Amsterdam (with slightly less laidback cyclists) and mooch around London’s six-mile ‘canal square’

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London’s canal system is a marvel of industrial engineering. Over 200 years old, it no longer acts as a commercial artery into the heart of London from the countryside, but instead has become a network of thoroughly pleasant waterside paths. And submerged shopping trolleys. But still very pleasant.

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