Built to join up the Grand Junction Canal with the Thames, Regent’s Canal was named after the Prince Regent (later King George IV) - a friend of architect John Nash, one of the directors of the canal company.
After years as a bustling commercial thoroughfare, trade ceased in the 1960s. The canal is now purely a source of leisure with its towpath open to the public and boat trips available – especially between Camden and West London’s gloriously scenic Little Venice.
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London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Primrose Hill Road, Primrose Hill, London NW3 | 4 minutes from Regent's Canal
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9 Princess Road, Primrose Hill, Primrose Hill, London NW1 | 7 minutes from Regent's Canal
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Madame Tussauds - Priority Entrance Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 7th February 2016
Madame Tussauds 1.51 miles from Regent's Canal
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