Video: Secrets Of London's Canals – Limehouse To Kingsland

Geoff Marshall
By Geoff Marshall Last edited 6 months ago
Video: Secrets Of London's Canals – Limehouse To Kingsland

If there's something that might just be more exciting than tube trains, it's canals — they've been around longer than the railways, and are tied up in the capital's industrial revolution. Did you know that the first canal in London was actually constructed back in the 18th century — in 1770, to be exact?

In this new series, we're walking all the canal towpaths in London, looking at everything that you can see along the way.

Part two: City Road To Camden

Part three: Camden To Little Venice And Beyond

Part four: Way Out West To Hayes

Last Updated 23 November 2017

Michael Jennings

When you said you were going to show us something interesting in Victoria Park, I was sure it was going to be the two alcoves from old London Bridge that now stand in the park. Alas, no...


Nice work as ever. Thank you!

bill Onwusah

Check out the pill box and tank traps above the river lea and one of the entrances to the Olympic park.

cynthia garbutt

I love this. I come from another city with loads of canals, but no one walks, runs, or rides along them. Sad really. So glad you guys do here, though. And so glad you decided to do this series. It truly is a different world, along the canals. The Regents Canal is wonderful. I walked from Kingsland Basin to the lock at Mile End, so far. This is getting me interested in following the same route as Geoff. BTW: Geoff so glad you mentioned about faster moving traffic to give way to slower moving. Some of the bikers especially, path-nazis. Life near or on the water is always slower and better.

Liz Williams

I love these videos. Always well done. Always interesting.

Tube Geek

Geoff, how do you know it is a District not an Hammersmith & City line train at 3:34?