5 THINGS TO DO AT LITTLE VENICE
Take a boat trip from Little Venice to Camden Lock via the zoo. Keep an eye open for wild animals!
Spot the stop gates under Warwick Avenue Bridge built to prevent water passing from one canal to another. Look for Browning’s Pool named after Robert Browning. It was originally a holding area for boats as they waited to enter Paddington Basin.
Have a picnic on the banks of the canal in Rembrandt Park and watch the boats.
Walk along to Paddington Basin (about 20 minutes). Look for ‘Standing Man’ and ‘Walking Man’ sculptures
A little bit of history -Little Venice is located where the Regent’s Canal joins the Grand Union Canal at Paddington. It once formed part of a vital trading route connecting the Midlands to the River Thames. Today it is famous for some of the finest early Victorian houses
5 THINGS TO DO AT BRENTWOOD
Discover little adventures on your doorstep Spot Brentford gauging lock and the nearby toll house Enjoy water sports such as canoeing at weekends or school holidays Take a break in a lockside café. It’s a good place to watch boats Wear wellies, go for a family walk along the canal Watch the boats – it takes at least 1½ hours to pass through Hanwell Locks Stop by Moorhen Marina in Harlow and look out for brightly painted boats Cycle along the towpath to Limehouse and the River Lee Look out for trains. Railway tracks pass under and run above the canal Take a boat trip from Little Venice to Camden Lock via the zoo Look out for the Blue B