– Brilliant boating for babies
At 50 minutes one-way, the London Waterbus Company’s journeys on Regent’s Canal provide a perfect taster for the tot. (We’d like to say it’s about as long as her concentration span, but that would be pushing the boat out). Importantly, it’s not so long that you’ll be left at sea.
Trips are on traditional narrow canal boats. They’re slow and stable, but it’s still very exciting if you haven’t yet developed a taste for white water rafting.
You’ll enjoy the green and leafy fringes of Regents’ Park, spot the hyena’s on the perimeter of the Zoo (if you want to make a day of it, you can even get off at the Zoo), and end your trip at one of the cafes in Little Venice or at one of the stalls in Camden Lock. Whatever floats your boat.
What Mini says:
White water rafting … what a tongue twister!
In Summer, barges leave Little Venice and Camden Lock hourly – check the timetable for details. One way costs £6.50 for adults and £5 for children aged 3 – 16. (Under 3’s travel for free.) Return trips are available, and you can make a stopover and go back later. You can also include a visit to the London Zoo. There is no parking at either end so you can combine this with another mode of public transport and make that the theme of the day. You’ll also need to take a small, folding pram.