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Regent’s Canal

Latest news, articles and photos

Regent’s Canal - Latest news, articles and photos

Christmas trips through the Islington canal tunnel
Christmas trips through the Islington canal tunnel

Christmas trips through the Islington canal tunnel

Although usually only a summer event, for one day over Christmas, there will be trips through the long canal tunnel that runs underneath Islington.

Dec
14
2022
Ten photos of a foggy Regent’s Canal
Ten photos of a foggy Regent’s Canal

Ten photos of a foggy Regent’s Canal

Foggy mornings are lovely for a walk, and what could be lovelier than a walk along the Regent's Canal?

Dec
11
2022
Take a boat trip through a tunnel under Islington town centre
Take a boat trip through a tunnel under Islington town centre

Take a boat trip through a tunnel under Islington town centre

Unless you know the area, you might not realise that there's a long deep tunnel running under Islington and that a couple of times each month, the public can take a tour of it.

Jul
28
2022
London’s Pocket Parks: Thornhill Bridge Community Gardens, N1
London’s Pocket Parks: Thornhill Bridge Community Gardens, N1

London’s Pocket Parks: Thornhill Bridge Community Gardens, N1

This is a small park next to the Regents Canal in Barnsbury, that was created as a result of changes to the rules about walking along the canal.

Dec
09
2021
London’s Pocket Parks: Graham Street Park, N1
London’s Pocket Parks: Graham Street Park, N1

London’s Pocket Parks: Graham Street Park, N1

This is today a modest park with a playground that conveniently faces onto a canal dock, but was once mainly industrial.

Apr
07
2021
The Regent’s Canal sharks have moved to Islington
The Regent’s Canal sharks have moved to Islington

The Regent’s Canal sharks have moved to Islington

Some sharks that have been hanging around the Regents Canal in Hackney have swum up the canal a bit and can now be found in the City Road Basin, in Islington.

Apr
05
2021
There are sharks in the Regents Canal
There are sharks in the Regents Canal

There are sharks in the Regents Canal

If you take a walk along the Regent's Canal at the moment, look out for sharks.

Sep
08
2020
The Regents Canal totem poles at Kingsland Road
The Regents Canal totem poles at Kingsland Road

The Regents Canal totem poles at Kingsland Road

If you go past a bridge over the Regents Canal on the Kingsland Road you might have noticed a series of odd-looking totem poles.

Sep
19
2019
London’s Public Art: Bethnal Green’s Portrait Bench
London’s Public Art: Bethnal Green’s Portrait Bench

London’s Public Art: Bethnal Green’s Portrait Bench

Three rusting steel figures in silhouette stand mute watching people jogging past who barely glimpse at them.

Mar
29
2018
London’s Alleys – Shepherdess Walk, N1
London’s Alleys – Shepherdess Walk, N1

London’s Alleys – Shepherdess Walk, N1

There is a delightfully cute little alley that has been in this part of Hoxton ever since it was all fields, and yet its history is a total mystery.

Oct
23
2017
How the Regent’s Canal ended up carrying electricity instead of coal
How the Regent’s Canal ended up carrying electricity instead of coal

How the Regent’s Canal ended up carrying electricity instead of coal

When walking along the Regent's Canal are you aware that you're walking just inches above a major electricity cable supplying London with power?

Feb
12
2017