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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?