London canal walk: King’s Cross to Camden to Regent’s Park, Sept 2020

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

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.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

We started out at King’s Cross, walking past the building work on Google’s mega-HQ and past Coal Drop Yards.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

It’d easy to pick out the towpath by Coal Drop Yards, and we then headed north-west towards Camden.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

Silver high heels on a canal barge,

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

Merlin Trotter reads the Tarot cards.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

By St Pancras lock.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

The canal had recently been dredged, with all sorts of strange objects emerging from the waters.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

Heading towards Camden.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

Spray painted leaves.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

There’s plenty of graffiti on the section to Camden.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

The route takes you under multiple Victorian bridges.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

A ‘Boris Bike’ was amongst the objects dredged up from the canal.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

There was even a keyboard amongst the items hauled up from the canal bed.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

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.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

We took a quick look around Camden market.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

More duckweed by Camden Lock.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

Past Pirate Castle, a ‘community boating charity and a unique, fully-accessible community centre on the bank of the Regents Canal.’

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

Colourful barge.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

This house has to be worth a bomb.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

More items dredged up from the deep.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

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,

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

The canalside walk becomes quite bucolic as it tracks alongside Regent’s Park.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

The striking outline of the London Central Mosque.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

Looking across the Boating Lake.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

BT Tower in the distance.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

As the journey comes to an end, we walk along Euston Road.

London canal walk: King's Cross to Camden to Regent's Park, Sept 2020

Euston Tower at night.

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One Comment on “London canal walk: King’s Cross to Camden to Regent’s Park, Sept 2020”

  1. Mike -such a treat to look at these photographs and to read your stuff in general -it was yesterday after watching a woeful Cardiff get tonked by Sheff Weds at the empty CCS, that i started reading your review of pub bands in the 70’s that really cheered me up. Mikey I hope you get to read this and if you can remember me ? I am Eugene Sullivan AKA Unc or U.N.C.L.E from Ely, I used to be a punk until around late 78 or early 79 when i first met you. We go back a long time Mike,even before being at Southend on that Bank Holiday 79 mods weekend, which was magical by the way 🙂 I think
    The last time i saw you was when (over 40 years ago) getting a lift in the back of your van after a Beggar gig in the Electric Ballroom (?) to my mates gaff in Pimlico/Vauxhall . Bumped into each other by sheer chance in Wardour street I think – the rest is a haze..
    Before then back in Cardiff I would go out with you on the town,I used to spend some quality time with you looking back Mike,you and Lesley at gigs mainly,or even down Monty’s or in those other clubs: The Moon, Smileys The Lexington, The Casablanca, The Dowlais, Great Western, I even went to your family home in Rhwbina, (I think I was there to do some illustrations or cartoons) It was when you were writing your earliest punk fanzines.
    Life is what happens when your busy making other plans innit …
    We lost touch when you moved to London

    BUT it is joy to see you today -still doing cool things,still keeping the faith with The City and still putting out good vibes.
    Nice one Mike .
    I wonder if you can remember those days?
    Diolch yr Fawr
    and KTF from Unc x
    Bloooooooobirds
    check out some Bloobird paintings on my little page

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