The london Regent’s Canal is one of the best kept secrets london has! It covers miles of waterways from the borders of Surrey with London, to the west, all the way to the Lime House by the Docklands, on the Thames, to the east.
Walking along the towpaths of the canal one can discover an intimate side of london, a hidden industrial past living side by side with wild life, as well as, a much more romantic environment which tends to disappear from the streets of London.
Though walking along the towpaths of Regent’s Canal is beautiful, imagine how much more beautiful would be to glide on a boat holding your partner’s hand, taking in london’s intimate secrets. Secrets that span over 200 years.
There are quite a few options for London river cruises, especially for the romantics, to chose from.
Here are some websites that might interest you and who’s business we have tried and liked:
Here you have the first canal cruise in london. It’s a party boat which offers two hours of cruising from Little Venice to Camden Market and back.
You hire the boat, you bring your friends, your own food and drinks, your own music and you have a ball on this lovely long boat. A great idea for a party with friends, among fabulous locations.
These guys are also offering exclusive cruises for just two. Logically priced for romantic cruises for couples in london, either for 2 hours or even 5!
You will have to bring your own food and drinks as they don’t cater. Their cruises are very interesting as they are of the longest duration one can find. You can get off and on the boat, experiencing a great deal of the surroundings, from pubs and food outlets to the Canal Museum.
Jason’s Trip is our neighbor business in Little Venice. They operate trips, on this 100 years old barge, form Little Venice to Camden Market. Starting from 10.30 am, with the last trip at 14.30 pm.
A great london boat cruise with lots of interesting historic information regarding the London Canal. Bring your own food, snacks and drinks as the boat doesn’t offer any. Not part of romantic cruises for couples but a beautiful one nonetheless.
The above link is for those who would like to escape for a few days on a long boat cruising not only the london canal but further afield to the UK’s waterways.
A great service offering memorable experiences. Discovering England through its waterways is a truly unique experience!
They offer about 6 barges to choose from and 6 different locations. Think of them as floating hotels or B&Bs with all the comforts you can expect. From bed linen to hair driers. Perfect for a romantic cruise holiday!
Now this is an interesting one! The Electric Barge is a vessels that is used for private hiring, parties etc, but all its income goes to the “Floating Classroom” which is operated by the Beauchamp Lodge Settlement Charity.
They offer a range of educational programmes onboard the Floating Classroom with subject areas including science and nature, the environment, history and filmmaking, along with a specially designed programme concerned with sensory stimuli for students with special educational needs, particularly those with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
The Floating Classroom provides children and young people living in built-up, often overcrowded and deprived parts of London amazing opportunities to discover and explore the natural world.
When you hire the Electric Barge you will be directly supporting the provision of these extraordinary learning activities. Not really part of romantic cruises for couples in london but think of the good you will do!
This one you will adore!
A hot tub boat! You and your partner or friends having a hot blast on the canal! I cant wait to go my self! It’s Romantic, it’s daring, it’s exceptional, it’s Dutch!
The dutch have given us many great things and The HotTug is no exception. The HotTug is a design by Frank de Bruijn, who works on a barge in the port of Rotterdam. Frank de Bruijn: “It’s much more than a boat, it’s a vessel with different options. When the tug is filled, there is only a narrow rim between you and the water, making you feel at one with your surroundings.”
Frank’s long experience of wood stoves while living and working on his own barge helped him to develop a wood-burning underwater stove. This is what heats the 1800 litres of water in the HotTug to a pleasant 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees F.) in a few hours.
The HotTug is constructed from wood and fitted with glass-fibre reinforced polyester. The stove is made of stainless steel and has a double-walled pipe. The HotTug is powered by a built-in electric motor so is very quiet.
Last but not least we are proud to suggest our company which is the only cruise offer that is addressed to the incurably romantics who wish a truly intimate and enchanting experience cruising through Regent’s canal on an historic vessel, from Little Venice to Camden Market and back.
The Gatsby offers a truly city cruise in London on a 1930’s mahogany and teak punt, converted to an electric motor, with a solid canopy and clear Perspex covers in case it rains.
You will enjoy an hour and a half of breakfast or lunch cruise on the thames including fresh fruits and a complimentary glass of Laurent Perrier champagne.
There is also the option for gourmet picnics and a live instrumentalist for an additional fee. Check us out.
Through articles like this we will try to keep you up to date with more information regarding London canal trips, the Grand Union Canal, and even the Thames. Information about events, cruises, activities and more. Stay tuned!