The hideously overpriced canal boat service taking people from Limehouse to nearish to the Olympic Park seems to have finally bowed the inevitability of their reportedly near-empty boats…
…a few days after revamping their website, they have today finally slashed their prices.
Also, the VIP option with solitary glass of champagne has vanished, although you can enquire about a corporate service instead.
Normally I want companies to succeed at their ventures, especially when the idea of a relaxing canal trip is so alluring. However, this company took the proverbial with their frankly, rip-off prices and I can’t help but crow a little as they finally accept that prices have to come down to something more sensible.
In fact, I would almost so far as to say that £20 for two 40 minute trips on the canal is quite a good idea, and as I used the Victoria Gate on my visit to the park, might have taken a trip for the novelty – if only they hadn’t tried to gouge people’s pockets first.
I still think being expected to arrive 40 minutes before a pre-booked trip is stupid though.