Category Archives: 4-Canals

Regent’s Canal Route

Above: An attractive piece of public art near the towpath of the Regent’s Canal, showing a horse that once pulled narrowboats in the 19th century. Running roughly N–S through the centre of England is the Grand Union Canal. Its main … Continue reading

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Grand Surrey Canal Route

Above: Part of Cary’s map of 1837 showing the route of the canal along with part of the Croydon Canal. CLICK ON THE MAP TO ENLARGE. London still has few canals in existence – like the Regent’s Canal in north … Continue reading

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Limehouse Cut

Above: Looking NE at the Limehouse Cut from the towpath. A quick look at any street map of East London shows that the Regent’s Canal was cut only a short distance from the River Lea. The Regent’s Canal was cut … Continue reading

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