Regent’s Canal Walk
Explore Georgian Regent’s Canal on a lesser-known stretch from Islington to Hackney
- Authentic different walk on overlooked stretch of the Regent’s canal
- Get to know new places and the history behind them
- Ends at Hackney food market in time for lunch
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Discover the fascinating history of Regent’s Canal and how it has transformed over the centuries with Susan, your knowledgeable guide. On this 90-minute guided walk, you’ll explore a lesser-known stretch of the canal and learn about its past as an industrial area with slum housing.
Find out how the canal has been rejuvenated in recent years with the arrival of boaters, tasteful canal side conversions, floating gardens, and stunning street art. Susan will take you on a journey through time, sharing stories of how Regent’s Canal has evolved into the vibrant destination it is today.
You’ll also get to see where legendary entertainers like Marie Lloyd and Alfred Hitchcock made their breakthrough, adding a touch of celebrity history to the walk. And to top it all off, you’ll finish the tour in style with some shopping or a bite to eat in the lively Broadway Market.
With its high-quality independent food shops, bookstores, pubs, restaurants, and cafes, there’s always a buzz in the area. And if you visit on a Saturday, you can also explore the bustling street market with its tempting street food that is sure to tickle everyone’s taste buds. Join Susan and discover the rich history and vibrant present of Regent’s Canal.
- Start: Angel Tube Station, Islington
- End: Broadway Market, Hackney
- Good mobility required
- Suitable for all age groups. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Regent’s Canal Walk Reviews
“I thoroughly enjoyed this walk with Susan through an area that I used to know well and was amazed at the regeneration of the area.
Also, learning about history was very interesting. Thank you”.