Ever wondered what the bottom of a canal looks like? Find out this weekend — at a free open day at Kentish Town Lock.
The lock itself will be drained while the gates are replaced, so there's a rare chance for the public to venture down into the canal and learn about how it all works from the maintenance team.
The Canals & River Trust do as much maintenance work as possible in winter, when boats make less use of the waterways.
Last winter we visited City Road Lock when the 25 year old gates were being replaced and spoke to the Canals & River Trust about the work they do maintaining locks:
Kentish Town Lock open weekend takes place 23 and 24 January, 10am-4pm. It's free to attend and open to everyone.