With good weather on the way I’m planning a little trip along London’s canals. This is the route I’ll be taking.
There’s a fantastic pub on the Thames called The Grapes. It was mentioned in the Charles Dickens novel “Our Mutual Friend” and if you get there when it isn’t too busy then it’s an excellent spot for a pint.
The great thing is, between my house and the pub you can complete the majority of the route along Regents Canal.
It’s a route steeped in industrial history with fantastic pub and cafe stops and a non-stop green setting.
I’ll be joining it from near Regent’s Park. Pedalling towards Camden and through King’s Cross I won’t encounter a single car. Then, if we’ve set off early enough, it’s breakfast in Angel along the Camden Passage which has the Breakfast Club.
With a full stomach, it will be back to the gentle pace of the canal path. We’ll pass The Narrowboat and Towpath. Which are two amazing spots to stop for a drink and food.
Then, it’s onwards, past Victoria Park and Mile End Park. Eventually, after the Limehouse Link it will time for a pint.
Easily one of the most pleasant cycle routes in London.
Of course, it’s in the London Cycle Routes eBook.
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