Regent’s Canal is now an important visitor attraction in Islington with the facilities of boating, fishing and cycling. It is also a popular venue for festivals and environmental educational trips. The Islington Boat Club now uses the main City Road Basin of the Canal. In 1992, the London Canal Museum was set up in a former ice warehouse on New Wharf Road as an educational resource. Regent’s Canal forms an important wildlife corridor, where plants rare for London are found. It is a breeding ground for numerous fish and birds, and among those that thrive here are waterfowl such as coot, moorhen, mallard and tufted ducks.
- Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts
Access contact details
London Canal Museum Tue-Sun, BH Mons 10am-4.30pm.
West section: Tube/Rail: King's Cross (Northern, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City; Circle, Victoria, Piccadilly). Bus: 17, 91, 259, 274. East:Tube: Angel (Northern). Numerous buses.
Canal & River Trust
- Key Information
Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces
Open to the public
London Parks and Gardens Trust