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

Children's Activity DaysChildren's Activity Days5th August 2014Tuesday 26th August 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
On Soon
Children's Activity Days
event > Kids Events
DATES5th, 12th, 19th and 26th Aug 2014
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.
London Open HouseLondon Open HouseA chance to visit the house and garden.19th September 2014Friday 19th September 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Free Event
London Open House
event > Leisure†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 19th September 2014
A chance to visit the house and garden.
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.
Roses And Castles Painting WorkshopRoses And Castles Painting WorkshopA painting workshop for adults.12th October 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Roses And Castles Painting Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESSunday 12th October 2014
A painting workshop for adults.
Towpath WalkTowpath WalkA guided walk from the museum to Camden Market.12th October 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Towpath Walk
event > Tours > Guided Tours - Sightseeing - Guided Walks
DATESSunday 12th October 2014
A guided walk from the museum to Camden Market.
Tunnel Boat TripTunnel Boat TripGuided canal boat trips.12th October 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Tunnel Boat Trip
event > Kids Events
PRICINGphone for prices
DATESSunday 12th October 2014
Guided canal boat trips.
Children's Activity DaysChildren's Activity Days28th October 2014Tuesday 28th October 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Children's Activity Days
event > Kids Events
DATESTuesday 28th October 2014
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.
Roses And Castles Painting WorkshopRoses And Castles Painting WorkshopA painting workshop for adults.16th November 2014Sunday 16th November 2014 Where:
London Canal Museum, 12-13† New Wharf Road† † † N1 9RT
Category: event
Roses And Castles Painting Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESSunday 16th November 2014
A painting workshop for adults.

London Canal Museum images

London Canal Museum†

London Canal Museum

London Canal Museum

Opening and closing times for London Canal Museum

Today (Friday) London Canal Museum closes at 16.30

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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London's Best Events 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 £110† 26% 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 £163† 37% 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 £67† 29% 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
Granary Square
London > Attractions >
Good's Way, N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
The same size as Trafalgar Square, Granary Square is at the heart of King's Cross where the Eurostar departs and emerged as part of the ... More
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Events near London Canal Museum

Near London Canal Museum
Ends Today
The Lost World Of Norman Cornish
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 23rd, 24th and 25th July 2014 - 9am-8pm
Kings Place Gallery, Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
Paintings and drawings of miners at work and within their communities, documented over 33 years....More
Today Only
Come Get Some
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife †Dates: Friday 25th July 2014
The Big Chill House, 257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from London Canal Museum
Resident DJs supply classic R&B, hip-hop and house....More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Edward Scissorhands
London > Events > Dance †Dates: 2nd December 2014 to 11th January 2015
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 13 minutes from London Canal Museum
Having so successfully given new interpretations to classics like Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Nutcracker!, Matthew Bourne now brings Edward Scissorhands to Sadler's Wells this ...More
THE BEST

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 > Live Music
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
THE BEST

Shopping near London Canal Museum

The best shops and markets near London Canal Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lola's Cupcakes, King's Cross
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Northern Ticket Hall, King's Cross St Pancras Station, Euston Road, N1 | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
Sweet to taste, cute to look at and made with natural ingredients, Lola's Cupcakes can hold their own when it comes to the coveted title of ... More
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
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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
Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, EC1R | 16 minutes from London Canal Museum
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... 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
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
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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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IGF Guitar Summit
Concerts | Until 28th July 2014 

Kings Place 1 minute walk from London Canal Museum

A festival of guitars, featuring courses and concerts with guitar legends....More

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

 
Classical With David Russell And Support From Rafael Aguirre: Course
Exhibitions | Until 28th July 2014 

Kings Place Gallery 1 minute walk from London Canal Museum

Guitar classes, run by David Russell, anyone is welcome....More

Flamenco With Juan Martin: Course
Exhibitions | Until 28th July 2014 

Kings Place Gallery 1 minute walk from London Canal Museum

Suitable for people who have played guitar before....More

Jazz With Martin Taylor And Support From Dario Cortese: Course
Exhibitions | Until 28th July 2014 

Kings Place Gallery 1 minute walk from London Canal Museum

Martin Taylor. No ability requirement....More

Classical With David Russell And Support From Rafael Aguirre: Course
Exhibitions | On 25th July 2014 

Kings Place 1 minute walk from London Canal Museum

Learn classical guitar....More

Acoustic Fingerstyle With Mike Dawes: Course
Exhibitions | Until 28th July 2014 

Kings Place Gallery 1 minute walk from London Canal Museum

Basic understand of guitar....More

Juan Martin
Music | On 25th July 2014 

Kings Place 1 minute walk from London Canal Museum

Classic flamenco by the guitarist from Andalusia....More

Boat Trips at Granary Square
Kids Events | Until 30th November 2014 

Granary Square 3 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

Boat Trips on the Regents Canal from Kings Cross to Camden and Islington Tunnel....More

Rockaoke
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th August 2014 

The Star Of Kings 4 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

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