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Regent’s Canal Private Tour

Explore Georgian Regent’s Canal
  • Private Tour exploring a lesser-known area of London
  • Hear histories of famous residents and workers
  • Qualified Tour Guide
90 mins linear walk
Not step-free
Private walking tour

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Learn about the importance of the Regent’s Canal and how its fortunes have changed over the centuries.

Walk along the Regent’s canal, directed by Susan, a qualified tour guide, on what is a lesser known stretch of the Georgian canal. Hear about its history as an industrial area with slum housing. Find out how it has been rejuvenated over the last 20 years with boaters, tasteful canal side conversions, floating gardens and unique street art.

Learn about the history of the area from award-winning architecture. See where greats of the entertainment business Marie Lloyd and Alfred Hitchcock made their breakthroughs.

Finish your private tour with some shopping or a bite to eat in vibrant Broadway Market. With high quality independent food shops, bookshops, pubs, restaurants and cafés, there is always a buzz and on Saturdays there’s a street market including street food to tickle everyone’s taste buds.

NB:// Market available Saturday only but there are artisan shops open on other days.
Your Guide: Susan Baker

Regent’s Canal Private Tour Reviews

Khim
Jan 18, 2022
Wonderful walk on a Saturday. If not because of this walk I would never have guessed there’s a canal access at Angel. Thank you Susan for sharing your knowledge and took us all the way to Broadway Market at Hackney. Will be joining Susan for another walk to discover more about London.
Susan
Nov 9, 2021
Susan was a great guide. This was an enjoyable walk and a change from the usual urban walks. Possibly needs a few more stops of interest.
Sian
Nov 8, 2021
The Regents Canal walk from Angel to Broadway Market was excellent. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable and I learned lots of London history that I’d been unaware of. I would thoroughly recommend this.
Jo
Nov 7, 2021
Susan was a very informative guide and I thoroughly enjoyed this walk. I learnt a lot about an area of London which I thought I already knew but Susan’s knowledge really impressed me. I would highly recommend this walk to anybody!
Rosalind
May 23, 2021
Regents Canal walk – our excellent guide, Susan, took us along the Regents Canal from Islington, somewhere I had never been before. This is a lovely walk, very informative, we passed Alfred Hitchcock’s head (Gainsborough Studios) saw some very interesting buildings – both old and new – the Hackney Sharks – then ended up at the market in Hackney. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Mark
May 22, 2021
Very enjoyable and relaxed tour of what I considered to be a hidden canal path, with really interesting information about the history of the area. Well worth a visit!
Ken
Mar 17, 2020
This was a fascinating journey along the Regents canal. Our guide, Susan, managed to give a clear appreciation of what an important link this was to the life of Londoners throughout its history. In addition she was able to answer even the most obscure questions posed by some of the group. The Regents Canal walk was well-paced , interesting and informative.
Patricia
Mar 8, 2020
Good walk with Susan as an informative, polite and organised guide – the walk itself isn’t desperately interesting but good to see another part of London that is quite new to me. Ended up in buzzing Hackney Market (with a delicious Thali lunchbox from one of the food stalls) and walked through London Fields to catch the overground train to Liverpool Street Station. Again interesting to see how the other half live in that part of London.
Claudine
Mar 8, 2020
As usual a very interesting walk
Marilyn
Mar 8, 2020
A pleasant walk with an informative commentary.

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