This short walk starts at Kings Cross tube station, takes you along the canal towpath from Kings Cross to Camden and then through Regent’s Park and on to Warren Street tube.
The route is just 7.km/4.4 miles long, and is easy terrain throughout. It’s a lovely way to spend a couple of hours, with lots of items of interest along the journey.
Here’s the route marked out on the map.
We started out at King’s Cross, walking past the building work on Google’s mega-HQ and past Coal Drop Yards.
It’d easy to pick out the towpath by Coal Drop Yards, and we then headed north-west towards Camden.
Silver high heels on a canal barge,
Merlin Trotter reads the Tarot cards.
By St Pancras lock.
The canal had recently been dredged, with all sorts of strange objects emerging from the waters.
Heading towards Camden.
Spray painted leaves.
There’s plenty of graffiti on the section to Camden.
The route takes you under multiple Victorian bridges.
A ‘Boris Bike’ was amongst the objects dredged up from the canal.
There was even a keyboard amongst the items hauled up from the canal bed.
Approaching Camden, with the water by the lock covered in duckweed.
Time Out reported:
The duckweed itself isn’t harmful but as it gets thicker it can starve other wildlife in the canals of oxygen and trap litter which causes problems for boats, so the Canal River Trust is working to remove it as quickly as they can.
In one week this year, they removed 70 tonnes of the green stuff.
We took a quick look around Camden market.
More duckweed by Camden Lock.
Past Pirate Castle, a ‘community boating charity and a unique, fully-accessible community centre on the bank of the Regents Canal.’
This house has to be worth a bomb.
More items dredged up from the deep.
The canal takes a sharp right turn as it nears Regent’s Park. Behind can be seen the Feng Shang Princess, a floating red pagoda Chinese restaurant,
The canalside walk becomes quite bucolic as it tracks alongside Regent’s Park.
The striking outline of the London Central Mosque.
Looking across the Boating Lake.
BT Tower in the distance.
As the journey comes to an end, we walk along Euston Road.
Euston Tower at night.
If you fancy extending the walk by a mile or so, we strongly recommend diverting up Primrose Hill before cutting back through Regent’s Oark,
It’s an easy climb with spectacular views at the top.