Regent's Canal: Our most recommended tours and activities

London: GoBoat Rental for Regent's Canal & Paddington Basin

1. London: GoBoat Rental for Regent's Canal & Paddington Basin

GoBoat is the eco-friendly boating company on a mission to get more people on the UK’s waterways. Enjoy a unique, sustainable and exciting experience with friends and family and explore your city from the water. Each GoBoat seats up to eight passengers and the experience is both dog and child friendly with life jackets and buoyancy aids provided. No prior boating knowledge is necessary, with staff giving a full driving and safety tutorial before setting sail. Enjoy a leisurely cruise, with the boats travelling at speeds of up to 4mph, and take in some of Birmingham’s most impressive views from a new perspective. GoBoats are powered by an almost silent electric motor, an eco-friendlier alternative to petrol engines. The deck and table are made from sustainably sourced forestry wood and the foam kernel is made of 80 per cent recycled PET - the equivalent of 600 plastic bottles. Each boat has seating around a central table creating a sociable space ideal for groups of friends, colleagues and families alike. It makes a great date activity too - passengers are encouraged to bring their own picnic and GoBoat will provide cosy blankets if the weather turns chilly or umbrellas and ponchos if it rains. The self-drive boating experience offers guests one-, two- or three-hour trips on electric picnic boats seven days a week, with booking starting from 9.30am every day.

London: Regent's Canal Boat Cruise with the Islington Tunnel

2. London: Regent's Canal Boat Cruise with the Islington Tunnel

Join your guide for a day of exploration and discovery along the Regent's Canal of London on this boat ride. Travel through the pitch dark of the historic Islington Tunnel that runs for 960 yards or 878 m as your guide narrates stories of the past. Start from Kings Cross Coal Yard and board a canal boat. Navigate through London's oldest tunnels. As you make your way along the canal, experience a canal lock that dates back to the 18th century, adding an extra layer of history to your adventure. Immerse yourself in the canal life experience as you soak up the sights and sounds of the waterways, with a tour guide providing fascinating information about London's past and present. Sit back and relax on the canal boat to take in the stunning scenery. A year-round escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, the boat ride is especially peaceful during the summer months with the ideal weather.

London: Guided Regent's Canal Musical Punting Tour

3. London: Guided Regent's Canal Musical Punting Tour

Enjoy an enchanting boat ride along the most beautiful stretch of Regent's Canal with a live musical performance on board by some of London's most spellbinding talent. Embark on your boat at Camden Lock and sail past the bustling Camden Market. Pass under Pirate Castle Bridge and watch couples and groups picnicking and having a drink along the canal side at Pirate Castle. Continue towards the Visitor Moorings, essentially the canal’s version of temporary parking spaces, where the canal boats can stay for up to a week before moving along to the next mooring spot. Here, admire breathtaking old and new canal boats. Next, sail past St. Marks Church and witness its neo-gothic architecture and vibrant flowers. Admire the iconic floating Chinese restaurant, Feng Shang Princess, before turning around at London Zoo and heading back to Camden.

British Museum & Camden Town 3.5-Hour Group Tour in Italian

4. British Museum & Camden Town 3.5-Hour Group Tour in Italian

On this 4-hour combined program you’ll discover one of London’s most fascinating attractions on a guided tour of the British Museum, before catching a bus to the lively neighborhood of Camden Town. Founded in 1753, in the middle of the Enlightenment when science ruled and England’s maritime empire was on the rise, the British Museum boasts a collection that amassed items from all corners of the earth. Organized in areas that reflect the periods and geographical areas of the world, the museum can be difficult to navigate on your own. Your guide will lead you on a route that takes in all the main objects, including the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles and the remains of the Mauseleo of Halicarnassus, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World. You’ll see mummies from Egypt and famous Mesopotamic objects such as the Standard of Ur and megalithic sculptures from Easter Island and the Roman Era in England. Next you’ll board a double-decker bus and enjoy a short ride to Camden Town Market, one of London’s most colorful sights. Head into the labyrinth of stalls to experience the market’s multiculturalism and discover Gothic fashion, herbal scents and truly unusual objects and crafts. End the tour with a walk along the banks of Regent's Canal with its colorful house boats. This is the gateway to one of London’s most beautiful urban walks and to one of the best views from Primrose Hill.

Photo Tour: East London Day Tour

5. Photo Tour: East London Day Tour

East London, south and as well as north of the river, is the city’s most recent and fastest developing area. On this tour, you’ll start at the legendary Tower Bridge, before crossing the river to explore Whitechapel, Brick Lane and then on to Shoreditch and Hoxton where you can see great street art as well as unique cafés, boutiques and restaurants. We’ll take a walk along Regents canal and end in Islington. This tour includes a lunch break at a nice and affordable café (lunch not included in the price). Spend the day with your own personal professional photographer and learn extended photography tips.

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