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Canal and River Cruises
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Canal and River Cruises Ltd operate the Lady A, a 12 seater narrowboat on London's canals, based in the lovely laid-back area of Maida Vale known as Little Venice. We offer private 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 or more 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! A special rate is available for just one or two people. We are here to make your day special! Contact us by searching for Canal and River Cruises London in google as Trip Advisor has recently removed all contact details for this type of business. Not sure if this is permanent! Mike
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Booking was as easy as it could be for a private 3-person 5-hour trip with Canal and river Cruises. Having a comprehensive email outlining the day to hand we were welcomed aboard Lady A by Mike and a choice of tea or coffee. This went very well with the excellent Bacon and Sausage Rolls bought from the Little Venice Café moored nearby.
On a glorious July summers day, we set off east towards Camden. Almost immediately the hustle and bustle of central London became tranquil calm as you travel to parts of London not seen from the road and usual tourist routes. Mike’s easy going and informative style pointing out historic and modern landmarks along the way made the trip even more interesting, together of course observing his very professional barge handling skills which are to be admired at the highest level.
Traversing through the locks added to the day as we cruised to our midway stop at the Canal Museum, a most interesting excursion. Mike was yet again imparting more knowledge on us and indeed other visitors to the Museum!
Back on-board Mike had prepared a superb and unexpected afternoon tea that set us up perfectly for our return trip.
Reaching Little Venice and stepping back on dry land it was hard to believe where the time had gone but we reflected on a most informative, relaxing, and enjoyable day, meeting a truly knowledgeable and engaging person in Mike and seeing London from a very different perspective.
Canal and river Cruises are to be most highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Absolutely couldn't have been better, after a bit of waiting for two of of seven 'cruisers', we set of towards Camden on the most beautiful summers evening. Mike was great, helpful and friendly. We had brought our own provisions and just had the most fantastic couple of hours in the gentle arms of the Regents canal. Just wish we had booked for longer, none of us wanted it to ended. Highly recommend this experience and we'll definitely be doing it again.

3  Thank makepeacemakepeace
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful day out. I surprised my niece with the 2 hour tour special for 2 people. Mike was easy to communicate with and accommodated my last minute request to change the date. The location was super easy to find. He was even happy to take a few pictures for us. I would highly recommend this company and will definitely be booking again.

2  Thank Vicky L
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

What a fabulous introduction to London! We joined Mike & the Lady A in Little Venice & set off on Grand Union & Regents Canal toward Camden locks & on to Kings Cross to visit the Canal Museum. This is such a relaxing way to see another side of London & also learn of the history of the canals & narrow boats that plied the waterways in years gone by. I spent most of my time up front photographing the passing vistas & gorgeous manor homes of Regents Park. My partner kept Mike company asking all manner of questions. Mike has a wealth of knowledge about the canals & narrow boats so ask questions and he'll be happy to pass on tit bits of history & other fascinating stories. A thoroughly enjoyable day of cruising and highly recommended.

2  Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

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 the water to be. Needless to say the Bride was impressed and had a ball.

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