Historic locations near London’s Canals – Marylebone goods depot

The Great Central Railway depot at Lisson Grove (Marylebone) Very litte is mentioned about this important part of Marylebone’s history. The Great Central Railway Company built its new rail facility (usually known as Marylebone Goods Terminus) and it opened on April 10th 1899, some weeks after the main passenger terminus. It was a large terminus on an east-west alignment sited […]

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Places of interest near London’s Canals – Edgware Road

Edgware Road Edgware Road is the oldest main throroughfare in London, At least 2,300 years ago it was a trackway through the Middlesex Forest. When the Romans invaded Britain, they created one of their major routes from this trackway – Watling Street. This began at Cannon Street and its route through present day W2 paralled the Titchbourne, a ditch along […]

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Places of interest near London’s Canals – Derry & Tom’s

Derry & Tom’s Roof Gardens A bus trip from Little Venice is the best way to get here. Many boaters moored at Little Venice make the mistake of getting buses from Paddington, when the best stops are in fact at the bottom of Westbourne Bridge Road just a few minutes walk away! From here the 27 bus takes one to […]

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Buildings of interest near London’s Canals – Crockers Folly

Crocker’s Folly Some might think that Crockers Folly is a strange inclusion into this category for it doesn’t, at first glance, seem to be on any canal. That is not so – it is above the Regents Canal! Crockers Folly is where the Maida Hill Tunnel passes through its ground and the pub is seen by thousands of towpath walkers […]

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Places of interest near London’s Canals – Camden Market Horse Tunnels

The market at Camden Lock has lost some of its old character. Plans for major redevelopment were approved despite opposition and work began in 2007. By December 2007 a large swathe of the market to the north of the railway viaducts had been swept away. One small consolation is the retention of the Horse Tunnels, which were actually planned for […]

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Places of interest near London’s Canals – Bayswater

Bayswater (and the Westfield Centre by tube) Bayswater is a useful shopping area with various ameneties such as Whiteley’s cinema and the Queensway skating rink. Its about 15-20 minutes walk from Little Venice. Westfield is one of the largest shopping centres in the UK and is reached by tube from Royal Oak station How to get there from Little Venice. […]

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Places of interest near London’s Canals – Abbey Road

Abbey Road Studios & the famous crossing In this inauspicious corner of St Johns Wood is a shrine to many of the world’s rock bands, especialy the Beatles. Abbey Road Studios is the world’s renowed recording studios and many top artists such as the Beatles and Pink Floyd, have recorded here. The white boundary wall outside the studios must be […]

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London Canals’ Archive Pictures

The ‘Old Order’ in London This page looks at some old London canal scenes. The Thames isnt actually a canal but the pics are of interest so they are included as it was an IWA cruise that was making its way to the National Waterways Rally in Osterley Park, near Brentford. 1) Little Venice & Paddington This scene from January […]

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