Regent’s Canal Walk, Part 2
After enjoying our first canal walk a couple of weeks ago, we embarked on a new one yesterday, starting from Camden Road station and following the towpath from Camden Lock Market. We used the Jubilee Greenway route guide from Transport for London (Section 3) as our reference, which takes you through Camden, King’s Cross, Barnsbury, Islington, Hackney and Bethnal Green.
As always, the area around the Market and Lock at Camden was full of people. We didn’t stay long around here, despite the lovely food smells, as it was very hot and busy.
The towpath route took us under a number of bridges and past several locks. This is Kentish Town Lock.
As you come under the Kentish Town Bridge, there is a modernistic residential area on the right hand side of the canal, the Grand Union Walk housing scheme.
Just past North Road Bridge
College Street Bridge
St Pancras Way
St Pancras Dry Dock
Callum sat on the edge of Gasholder Park
Canalside steps by Granary Square
We crossed over the canal to have some yummy ice cream!
We crossed back over to the other side via Maiden Lane Bridge (York Way) and came across “Word on the Water“, a wonderful floating bookshop!
The next section of the towpath takes you under Caledonian Road Bridge. The towpath ends after about 100 metres where it meets the start of the Islington Tunnel.
The Islington Tunnel runs underneath the Angel area of Islington, for about 960 yards. To get to the next part of the towpath, you follow a trail of waymarkers which have been set into the pavement, connecting the two entrances of the tunnel. By this point, we were quite tired, so we decided to make our way to Angel tube station and travel home, aiming to continue this route at a later date. As always, thank you for visiting 😊
All photos taken with the iPhone SE