- What and where – Just short of nine miles with a few diversions due to the tunnel at Kings Cross and maintenance work close to Camden. This walk cuts through London from east to west starting in Limehouse and ending in Paddington.
- Why – you will get to see a variety of lock keeper’s cottages, condominiums, barges, Coal Drop’s Yard, London Zoo, Camden, St John’s Wood mansions, parks and so much more.
- Who – look out for cyclists and joggers…you have to share the same space!
Pre walk breakfast enjoyed at Kirvem a few yards away from the start of the tow path, morning coffee enjoyed at The Granary in Coal Drops Yard and post walk celebratory gin and tonic at Beany Green Paddington.
According to GPS on phone, walked through Boroughs of Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, Poplar, Bromley by Bow, Mile End, Bethnal Green,Hackney, Dalston, Islington, King’s Cross, Camden, Barnsbury, Chalk Farm,Regent’s Park,St John’s Wood, Little Venice and Paddington.
Highlights for me was seeing the different architectural styles, stopping off at Word on the Water a book shop on a barge by Coal Drops Yard, imagining what life was like in Victorian times in the lock keeper’s cottages alongside the canal, the fantastic use of the gas depot which are now flats by Coal Drops….would love to see inside one of those beauts and of course the refreshing G and T at Beany Green…I so deserved it!