It&rsquo s quite a business to queue for these boats as they fill up fast and there&rsquo s a rather antiquated, inaccurate process of booking your voyage. More on that later. After some initial inquiries about the booking process and some observations both of numbers of people waiting to board the boat, we elected to go and find somewhere to eat lunch.
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I’ll be going to London in April and was looking for “alternative” things to do looks like this boat ride at Little Venice is up my alley!
There is also a growing trend in London of people on canal boats, once their source of affordable housing, being forced off the waterways as gentrification raises land (and water) values.
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Where a large height difference has to be overcome, locks are built close together in a flight such as at Caen Hill Locks. Where the gradient is very steep, a set of staircase locks are sometimes used, like Bingley Five Rise Locks. At the other extreme stop locks have little or no change in level but were built to conserve water where one canal joined another. An interesting example is King's Norton Stop Lock which was built with guillotine gates.
Expensive neighbourhoods, sporting massive mansions line the banks. We are told by our tour guide that &ldquo some boats along here pay £ 655,555 pa to moor a boat&rdquo in certain parts of the canal.
At the Cumberland Turn, the junction with the former Cumberland Basin , the canal bends left past a floating Chinese restaurant. The service terminates at the Grade II listed Camden Lock , only twin-lock remaining on the Canal. The locks were constructed in 6868 75 by James Morgan , and are located in the popular Camden Town area.