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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 25 March 2018 via mobile

A Christmas present from our daughter.
Return Journey.
We had already done lots of sightseeing over 4 days, so got near the London Eye, it took us to Greenwich, we stayed on the boat for the return journey. In total, we were on board for around 2 1/2 to 3. Hours...
We relaxed and enjoyed the views.
Highly recommend

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

My sister was visiting me in London and has wanted to do this cruise for a long time so I went online and made the booking and paid the deposit. All very easy and straightforward. On the day I made up a picnic and off we went. We met Mike on the Lady A at the departure point, easy to find from Warwick Avenue tube station and he told us some interesting stories and history about the area, the watermen and the canal system. We had a sunny but breezy day so the windbreakers were in place to shelter us. Mike gave us a welcome cup of tea and coffee then navigated smoothly up through Regent's Park and London Zoo to the Camden Lock where we turned around for the return journey. I was amazed to see the family of African Wild Dogs moving around their enclosure on the edge of London Zoo! We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise and would highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Despite having lived in London for 20 years, I've never been on a canal cruise. I needed to entertain some friends visiting from NY and decided to give this a try. It was an incredibly fun and interesting way to see a part of London that is not under the typical "tourist radar". We were surprised with a lovely and delicious tea on pretty china provided by Mike. He was very knowledgeable and gave us as much or as little commentary as we wanted. I would definitely recommend this for an entertainng outing.

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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.

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