Regent’s Canal

taraneh jerven

Built in 1812, Regen’ts Canal was once vital to London transport. These days, obsolescence is a bonus to active Londoners. The canal towpath is lovely place to walk, bike, or boat. The route is dotted with bridges, brightly-painted narrowboats, gracefully drooping willow trees, and cute cafes and pubs.

From Islington, you can get on the path (with bike or stroller) via ramps at Danbury Street, St Peter’s Street/Wharf Road, and Baldwin Terrace. If you fancy a snack on your walk, the biggest concentration of cafes and bars is at the Haggerston Riviera. There’s even a canal boat floating bookstore: Word on the Water.

Read the full Small Folk Travel London Guide.

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Small Folk Travel

Small Folk Travel is a family travel site by mama and travel writer Taraneh Jerven. The Jerven family (two toddlers, one bun in the oven) travels incessantly. When researching our trips, we couldn't find the family travel coverage we were looking for. We did our own research. We wrote the family travel guides ourselves. Taraneh Jerven writes for international travel publishers including and DK Eyewitness Travel. We cover good stuff for discerning parents and their little ones. Often these overlap. If they don't, we take turns.

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