London Canal Museum

ADDRESS
12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 9RT†
TELEPHONE
OPENING TIMES
Open until 7.30pm first Thu of month | Closed 24-26 & 31 Dec
PRICES
£4 (Adult), £2 (Child), £3 (Concessions)

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London Canal MuseumA trip to the Canal Museum reveals there's more to London's man-made waterways than just enjoying a day out in a narrow boat. You'll learn about the history of the canals which were once an important route for horse drawn commercial traffic in the late 18th and early 19th century. A tour of the museum gives you the chance to see inside a narrow boat cabin, get to know the people who used the canals as well as the horses that pulled the boats, and the cargoes they carried. The museum also tells the related story of London's ice trade - and is housed in a former ice warehouse originally constructed in 1862-3 for Carlo Gatti, a well-known ice cream maker. Today the museum still has a huge commercial Victorian ice well used to store ice imported by ship and canal boat from Norway. With Regent's Canal right outside, a visit the museum makes it easy to imagine just how important these waterways once were.

London Canal Museum events

National Trust Presents Hunt & Darton Cafe At Gatti's Ice HouseNational Trust Presents Hunt & Darton Cafe At Gatti's Ice HouseHunt & Darton Cafe in collaboration with National Trust London will host a pop-up evening of interactive performance, mixing ice cream with art in London's oldest ice cream factory.24th April 2014Thursday 24th April 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
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National Trust Presents Hunt & Darton Cafe At Gatti's Ice House
event > Leisure
DATESThursday 24th April 2014 - 7pm-10pm
Hunt & Darton Cafe in collaboration with National Trust London will host a pop-up evening of interactive performance, mixing ice cream with art in London's oldest ice cream factory.
Thames Sailing Barges And Their Trades: TalkThames Sailing Barges And Their Trades: TalkGraham Dent will discuss the history.1st May 2014Thursday 1st May 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
On Soon
Thames Sailing Barges And Their Trades: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 1st May 2014 - 7.30pm
Graham Dent will discuss the history.
Higher Avon Project: Progress Report: TalkHigher Avon Project: Progress Report: TalkIllustrated talk by Roger Clay5th June 2014Thursday 5th June 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Higher Avon Project: Progress Report: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 5th June 2014 - 7.30pm
Illustrated talk by Roger Clay
Family Cruising In 1963: TalkFamily Cruising In 1963: TalkWith Roger Butler.3rd July 2014Thursday 3rd July 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Family Cruising In 1963: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 3rd July 2014 - 7.30pm
With Roger Butler.
Past Scenes Of The Grand Union Canal: TalkPast Scenes Of The Grand Union Canal: TalkAn illustration talk with Ian Wilson.4th September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Past Scenes Of The Grand Union Canal: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 4th September 2014 - 7.30pm
An illustration talk with Ian Wilson.
Lighterage On The Thames: TalkLighterage On The Thames: TalkWith Barbara and Alun Thomas.2nd October 2014Thursday 2nd October 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Lighterage On The Thames: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 2nd October 2014 - 7.30pm
With Barbara and Alun Thomas.
Canals In Wartime: TalkCanals In Wartime: TalkDr Wendy Freer discusses how canals functioned during wartime.6th November 2014Thursday 6th November 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Canals In Wartime: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 6th November 2014 - 7.30pm
Dr Wendy Freer discusses how canals functioned during wartime.
Railway And Canal Interchange At Camden: TalkRailway And Canal Interchange At Camden: TalkAn illustrated talk by Malcolm Tucker.4th December 2014Thursday 4th December 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Railway And Canal Interchange At Camden: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 4th December 2014 - 7.30pm
An illustrated talk by Malcolm Tucker.
Waterways Of Southern France: TalkWaterways Of Southern France: TalkWith Dr. Roger Squires.1st January 2015Thursday 1st January 2015 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Waterways Of Southern France: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 1st January 2015 - 7.30pm
With Dr. Roger Squires.
The North Walsham And Dilham Canal 1826-2026: TalkThe North Walsham And Dilham Canal 1826-2026: TalkAn illustrated talk by Ivan Cane.5th February 2015Thursday 5th February 2015 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
The North Walsham And Dilham Canal 1826-2026: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 5th February 2015 - 7.30pm
An illustrated talk by Ivan Cane.

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London Canal Museum†

London Canal Museum

London Canal Museum

Opening and closing times for London Canal Museum

Today (Monday) London Canal Museum is closed.

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

10.00
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16.30

Wednesday:

10.00
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16.30

Thursday:

10.00
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16.30

Friday:

10.00
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16.30

Saturday:

10.00
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16.30

Sunday:

10.00
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16.30

LondonTown.com - London Canal Museum Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

King's Cross Tube Station
5 minutes walk
Angel Tube Station
12 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Camden Road Overground Station
19 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Judd Street NCP
11 minutes walk
Arcade Car Parks
13 minutes walk

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What's on in London 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

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Hotels near London Canal Museum

Near London Canal Museum
Great Northern Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £125† 24% off
King's Cross St Pancras Station, N1C | 6 minutes from London Canal Museum
Originally designed by Lewis Cubitt and opened on 17th May 1854, The Great Northern Hotel in King's Cross, one of the first examples of the great ... More
St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £151† 25% off
Euston Road, NW1 | 8 minutes from London Canal Museum
A triumph of neo-Gothic splendour, the red brick Grade I listed hotel has been painstakingly restored by architect Geoff Mann who worked with English Heritage to ... More
Jurys Inn Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £74† 23% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 9 minutes from London Canal Museum
The decor when you walk into reception is fresh and modern and this first impression extends throughout the hotel to the bedrooms, bar and restaurant. It's ... More
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Alternative Museums nearest London Canal Museum

Nearest to London Canal Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Library
London > Attractions > Museums
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from London Canal Museum
With over 150 million items, a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, artwork by artists such as Antony Gormley and Eduardo Paolozzi, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 12 minutes from London Canal Museum
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 14 minutes from London Canal Museum
Charles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired two ... More
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Sights and Attractions near London Canal Museum

The best museums, galleries, attractions near London Canal Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
For an interesting take on print journalism and the machinations of the media world pay a visit to the gallery situated in the foyer of the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Cross Filling Station
London > Attractions > Sights
Goods Way, N1C | 2 minutes from London Canal Museum
King's Cross Filling Station is a 1960s petrol station redesigned in 2012 by architects Carmody Groarke to become a public landmark building, a cultural and social ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 6 minutes from London Canal Museum
The Gagosian is a cavernous space for exhibitions of the highest calibre. It is a major asset for the regeneration of the King's Cross area. Larry ... More
THE BEST

Events near London Canal Museum

Near London Canal Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scottish Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
London > Events > Dance †Dates: 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th May 2014
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes from London Canal Museum
Choreographer Krzysztof Pastor transfers Prokofiev's rousing score to a war-ravaged Italian metropolis in the 20th century. The production is viewed as one of the Scottish Ballet's ...More
Olivier Dubois Company: Tragedie
London > Events > Dance †Dates: 8th, 9th and 10th May 2014
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes from London Canal Museum
A modern piece which sees nine male and nine female dancers explore the human condition through nudity and movement, with particular focus on the concept of ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kidd Pivot / Crystal Pite: The Tempest Replica
London > Events > Dance †Dates: Friday 25th and Saturday 26th April 2014
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes from London Canal Museum
Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, a former dancer with William Forsythe's Ballett Frankfurt and Sadler's Wells newest associate artist, presents the UK premiere The Tempest Replica, her ...More
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Entertainment near London Canal Museum

Near London Canal Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The Guardian ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from London Canal Museum
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lexington
London > Entertainment >
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 8 minutes from London Canal Museum
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it‚€™s an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please all ... More
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Shopping near London Canal Museum

The best shops and markets near London Canal Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Drink Shop & Do
London > Shopping >
9 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from London Canal Museum
Drink Shop & Do is a unique fusion of design shop and café bar, selling products from emerging designers alongside vintage furniture and home wares. Located ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Foyles St Pancras International
London > Shopping > Books
St Pancras International, Pancras Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 7 minutes from London Canal Museum
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Books on a broad range of subjects from fiction and poetry to ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sourced Market
London > Shopping > Markets
St Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 7 minutes from London Canal Museum
Since opening in August 2009, the UK's first produce market to be located in a train station aims to bring the best from local and artisan ... More
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Restaurants near London Canal Museum

What are the best dining options near London Canal Museum London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Driver
London > Restaurants >
2-4 Wharfdale Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
Proving that King's Cross is far from the dive so many people claim, The Driver is a stylish, multi-purpose boutique venue, and certainly the area's only ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
This canal side bar and restaurant is a pleasant place to stop off if you're wondering around the Kings Place development. Not exactly on the beaten ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Parcel Yard
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Unit M8, C/o Network Rail, West Side offices,Kings Cross Railway Station, N1 | 2 minutes from London Canal Museum
Set within the Grade I-listed building of Kings Cross Station, The Parcel Yard serves up traditional British pub cuisine. The edgy industrial interior spans 2 floors, ... More
THE BEST

Education near London Canal Museum

Near London Canal Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from London Canal Museum
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, WC1H | 15 minutes from London Canal Museum
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 16 minutes from London Canal Museum
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
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Leisure near London Canal Museum

London Canal Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 7 minutes from London Canal Museum
The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The Hotel's ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 18 minutes from London Canal Museum
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 20 minutes from London Canal Museum
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
THE BEST

Pubs near London Canal Museum

The best pubs near London London Canal Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, NW1 | 7 minutes from London Canal Museum
Gastropub... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 9 minutes from London Canal Museum
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from London Canal Museum
Modern British cuisine ... More
THE BEST

Nightlife near London Canal Museum

London Canal Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, N1 | 4 minutes from London Canal Museum
VOC is a 17th Century-inspired Punch House from Fluid Movement, the people behind speakeasy bars The Whistling Shop and Purl. Taking its name from Vereenigde Oost-Indische ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from London Canal Museum
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, , King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from London Canal Museum
From the outside, The Big Chill House building looks spectacular, a floodlit white townhouse that puts the grimy environs of King's Cross to shame. The interior ... More
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Meeting venue hire near London Canal Museum

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near London Canal Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from London Canal Museum
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 12 minutes from London Canal Museum
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More

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Chamber Classics Unwrapped
Chamber Classics Unwrapped
Concerts | Until 13th December 2014 

Kings Place 1 minute walk from London Canal Museum

Celebrating the association that Kings Place has with chamber music, this year-long festival sees them depart from ...More

 
Sculpture In The Home
Exhibitions | Until 17th May 2014 

Pangolin London 1 minute walk from London Canal Museum

An exhibition which looks at the relevance of modern sculpture for the home, as well as design features and accessories. ...More

GMF Student Ensembles, Choir, And Samba Group
Music | On 21st April 2014 

Kings Place 1 minute walk from London Canal Museum

A performance by student musicians....More

The Jump Off 2014
Music | Until 6th October 2014 

Scala 5 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

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Gallon Drunk
Concerts | On 21st April 2014 

The Lexington 8 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

The London-based four-piece plays bluesy garage rock. With support from Broken DC....More

Beautiful Science
Exhibitions | Until 1st June 2014 

British Library 8 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

The British Library's spring exhibition, Beautiful Science, will examine the intriguing subject of date visualisation through history. The exhibition will ...More

Monday at Anam
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th June 2014 

Anam 9 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

Resident DJs play dance, chart and pop....More

Roots
Concerts | Until 30th June 2014 

'Round Midnight Jazz & Blues Bar 11 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

The band plays rock and folk....More

By George! Handel's Music for Royal Occasions
By George! Handel's Music for Royal Occasions
Exhibitions | Until 18th May 2014 

The Foundling Museum 12 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

On the 300th anniversary of the coronation of George I, the first king from the House of Hanover, By George! ...More

 
A Case Of Mistaken Identity
Theatre | On 21st April 2014 

The Old Red Lion Theatre 13 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

An adaptation of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes short story, complete with all other favourite characters such as Dr Watson and ...More

 
 
 
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