Regent’s Canal is one of London’s best-kept secrets – a peaceful haven often hidden by the surrounding buildings. Today it is well-loved by boaters, walkers and cyclists all looking to escape the capital’s busy streets, but this gem of a canal was all too nearly converted into a railway. Thank goodness it wasn’t and Regent’s Canal remains.
The canal links a diverse cross-section of London’s attractions. From the colourful collection of narrowboats at Little Venice basin in Maida Vale, it runs on through Regent’s Park. Here it is overlooked by a vast aviary – part of London Zoo. In Camden, it passes the craft stalls and quirky clothing shops of the famous market, a centre for London’s alternative culture.
Walking along the Regent’s Canal is always a pleasant experience with your camera and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to click your shutter. The canal is indeed an area that should be regarded as one of the best places to photograph London.
Map Showing the Location of Regent’s Canal