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Canal and River Cruises Day Tours

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Address: Brownings Pool 93 Little Heath, London W9 2PF, England
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+44 7899 800856
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Canal and River Cruises Ltd operate a 12 seater narrowboat on London's...

Canal and River Cruises Ltd operate a 12 seater narrowboat on London's canals, based in the lovely laid-back area of Maida Vale know as Little Venice. We offer one hour sightseeing tours through to whole day tours for private parties of all sizes between 2 and 12 guests.

A canal cruise is ideal for family celebrations, hen parties or just a day out with your friends. Our most popular cruise is 2 hours, slowly following the Regents Canal through Maida Vale and Regents Park and London Zoo before turning around at Camden Lock Market.

We also specialise in custom made private cruises from two hours to a whole day with an itinerary built just for you! Ask us for advice on where to go before and after your cruise to make a perfect day! We occasionally offer public boat trips too, aiming to take you to places not often reached by public boats, so do look at our website to check for the latest news, and if there's nothing available why not ask us! Arrive as a customer and leave as a friend. We are here to make your day special!

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The perfect paty - Wonderfully fun, scenic canal boat cuise

We booked Mike for a scenic canal boat cruise as part of a low key Hen Party. The whole set-up was very professional. Mike communicated quickly and supported our planning for the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked Mike for a scenic canal boat cruise as part of a low key Hen Party. The whole set-up was very professional. Mike communicated quickly and supported our planning for the day. Some absolute bonues were that we could bring own food and light refreshments and play list of music making it exactly what we needed the time on... More 

Thank lolcbrown
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A 3 hour gentle and relaxed cruise along the canal through Regents Park through to Camden Lock with the family. What a lovely way to enjoy London from a different angle. Mike is the perfect host - providing an unobtrusive commentary along the way.

Thank Lampom
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a 2 hour private cruise (confirmed via email as soon as deposit payed and great comms there after. Mike was very helpful with advising on where to drop off for ease of our next moves and let us arrive before set up to add a few touches to the boat). It was a lovely way to spend a... More 

1 Thank Carla J
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the trip and would recommend. It was a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours and the guide was very knowledgeable.

1 Thank RutlishBoy
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning, a group of friends took the 2 hour tour from Little Venice to Camden and back. Helped by a glorious sunny autumnal morning it really was delightful. Interesting things to see, the boat is cosy and Mike is charming, albeit leaving us to relax and enjoy. When asked he offered interesting... More 

1 Thank meadowbankian
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The river cruises are really cool to take up and down. To be able to sit and view the buildings was nice. The bus tours are stuck in too much traffic, so this is a better way to hop on and off different areas up and down the river. One of the cruises is included in the London Pass, which... More 

1 Thank lmlizzio
Idaho Springs, Colorado
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We took a private tour for two with Mike and it was awesome! The Lady A is a wonderful narrow boat, and you will never have a better guide than Mike. Mike's lifelong history and obvious love of the canals, how they were used and why, were highly educational and entertaining. From the African Hunting Dogs on the shores of... More 

1 Thank thisismyscreenname92
Perth, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a very pictures hour long boat ride along the canal. The slow pace is a welcome relief after the Camden Market area. It passes the zoo where you can see a large Avery with many birds in it. Boat also stops at the zoo if you want to get off here.

1 Thank steve s
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

this was the best celebration we could have chosen for our work party - a wonderfully interesting, relaxing and fun trip along regents canal. seeing the place we all live from a different perspective was fascinating - coupled with Mike's commitment and flexibility to fitting us in last minute and his genuine love and expert knowledge made for such a... More 

Thank Hannah D
Englewood, Florida
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a great cruise on the Thames River to see the amazing historical sites. We had a damp start with some light rain but it did not spoil our trip. The Captain of the boat gave a very good discription of everything. Very knowledgeable. I rate this a 10. Must do.

1 Thank nonsense193

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