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Canal and River Cruises Day Tours

Brownings Pool 93 Little Heath, London WC1V 7DX, England
+44 7899 800856
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What a wonderful experience!

Despite having lived in London for 20 years, I've never been on a canal cruise. I needed to... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Regina W
London, United Kingdom
Wonderful, Highly recommended

Booking was as easy as it could be for a private 3-person 5-hour trip with Canal and river Cruises... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
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Canal and River Cruises Ltd operate a 12 seater narrowboat on London's canals, based in the lovely laid-back area of Maida Vale know as Little Venice. We offer one hour sightseeing tours through to whole day tours for private parties of all sizes between 2 and 12 guests. A canal cruise is ideal for family celebrations, hen parties or just a day out with your friends. Our most popular cruise is 2 hours, slowly following the Regents Canal through Maida Vale and Regents Park and London Zoo before turning around at Camden Lock Market. We also specialise in custom made private cruises from two hours to a whole day with an itinerary built just for you! Ask us for advice on where to go before and after your cruise to make a perfect day! We occasionally offer public boat trips too, aiming to take you to places not often reached by public boats, so do look at our website to check for the latest news, and if there's nothing available why not ask us! Arrive as a customer and leave as a friend. We are here to make your day special!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Brownings Pool 93 Little Heath, London WC1V 7DX, England
+44 7899 800856

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Despite having lived in London for 20 years, I've never been on a canal cruise. I needed to entertain some friends visiting from NY and decided to give this a try. It was an incredibly fun and interesting way to see a part of London...More

Thank Regina W
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Booking was as easy as it could be for a private 3-person 5-hour trip with Canal and river Cruises. Having a comprehensive email outlining the day to hand we were welcomed aboard Lady A by Mike and a choice of tea or coffee. This went...More

Thank RichardPurley
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Absolutely couldn't have been better, after a bit of waiting for two of of seven 'cruisers', we set of towards Camden on the most beautiful summers evening. Mike was great, helpful and friendly. We had brought our own provisions and just had the most fantastic...More

2  Thank makepeacemakepeace
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful day out. I surprised my niece with the 2 hour tour special for 2 people. Mike was easy to communicate with and accommodated my last minute request to change the date. The location was super easy to find. He was even happy...More

1  Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 21 May 2017

What a fabulous introduction to London! We joined Mike & the Lady A in Little Venice & set off on Grand Union & Regents Canal toward Camden locks & on to Kings Cross to visit the Canal Museum. This is such a relaxing way to...More

1  Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We booked Mike for a scenic canal boat cruise as part of a low key Hen Party. The whole set-up was very professional. Mike communicated quickly and supported our planning for the day. Some absolute bonues were that we could bring own food and light...More

Thank lolcbrown
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A 3 hour gentle and relaxed cruise along the canal through Regents Park through to Camden Lock with the family. What a lovely way to enjoy London from a different angle. Mike is the perfect host - providing an unobtrusive commentary along the way.

Thank Lampom
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We booked a 2 hour private cruise (confirmed via email as soon as deposit payed and great comms there after. Mike was very helpful with advising on where to drop off for ease of our next moves and let us arrive before set up to...More

1  Thank Carla J
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the trip and would recommend. It was a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours and the guide was very knowledgeable.

2  Thank RutlishBoy
Reviewed 24 October 2016

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning, a group of friends took the 2 hour tour from Little Venice to Camden and back. Helped by a glorious sunny autumnal morning it really was delightful. Interesting things to see, the boat is cosy and...More

1  Thank meadowbankian
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Mohsen A
25 May 2017|
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Response from Vicky L | Reviewed this property |
Think it would be a tight squeeze, it would fit four on each side and one on the end with a baby on your lap.
30 July 2016|
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Response from Sandy L | Reviewed this property |
There would be room, need to contact owner direct I assume
1 September 2015|
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Response from Mike B | Property representative |
Well thanks to those who already answered. The actual facts are that we offer private cruises for one, two, three hours and sometimes more. When you hire LadyA you're hiring the whole boat for your private party of up to... More