Regent's Canal Crawl: Explore Hackney's Iconic Waterway
Hackney's Regent's Canal is a must-see destination for locals and tourists alike. But there's more to do along the canal than just admiring the boats. From Victoria Park to Broadway Market and Little Venice, the canal is packed with stops and sights to enjoy. Here are our top picks for a perfect day out on the water:
Victoria Park is a highlight of East London and one of the city's oldest and largest public green spaces. On weekends, the park is bustling with families exploring the weekend food market and couples out for a morning stroll. Located along the edge of the Regent's Canal, Victoria Park is the perfect spot to take a break on your journey.
Address: Grove Rd, London E3 5TB
Broadway Market is a must-visit for foodies in East London. Located just off the canal path on Broadway Road, this renowned market is open 365 days a year and features over 70 shops, cafes, and restaurants. From bakeries and ramen to pizza, olives, and antipasti, you'll find something to suit every taste.
Address: Broadway Market, E8. Off Lansdowne Drive, London Fields
The Regent's Canal runs right through the heart of this charming area, which is home to a collection of waterside cafes and restaurants. The Waterway, a delightful gastropub with a fantastic wine list, is a must-visit after a long walk along the riverbank.
Address: Bloomfield Road, London, W9 2PF
Word on the Water
Discover London's quirky and magical floating bookshop on the Regent's Canal. Word on the Water is an old canal barge filled with literature ranging from sci-fi and fantasy to non-fiction, autobiographies, classics, poetry, and children's books. Take a seat inside and get lost in the stacks.
Address: Regent's Canal Towpath, London N1C 4LW
Just off the main canal path, you'll find The Baring, a timeless and sleek pub in Islington serving classic and sustainable meals. Their menu features dishes such as grilled pork, spigarello, miso & Tokyo turnip, and warm almond financier, plums & cream. It's the perfect spot for a delicious meal after a day of exploring the canal.
Address: 55 Baring Street, London, N1 3DS
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