Grand Union Canal (Hammersmith section) 9340

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The canal was in use for transporting goods until the early C20th and now provides a green corridor with recreational facilities along the towpath.

History

The Grand Union Canal was built in 1800 to extend the existing Grand Junction Canal, which ran to Brentford, with central London. The land for the Hammersmith stretch of the canal was purchased in 1799 from the Bishop of London.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

London Overground/Tube (Bakerloo): Willesden Junction then bus. Tube: North Acton (Central) then bus. Bus: 220, 266.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust