Sunny Areas for a Lovely Time nearby Regent’s Canal
There are some great places on Regent’s Canal, which offers a lovely walk, easily reached from Angel Tube, making you feel as if you’re on a secret waterway wildfowl. It’s a kind of Central London hidden gem, pretty and bucolic. While the sun shines, we’ve picked out some of the top spots to enjoy a meal al fresco.
London’s riverside best places to eat feature food as good as the scenery, providing some of the most scenic dining, whether we are talking about a plush restaurant or a casual pit-stop. You can find out, below, about the activities and places you may stop for food along Regent’s Canal. Make the most of London’s loveliest spot, because there’s nothing like being by the water, sadly not a daily possibility.
You should allow yourself a canal walk to Kingscross, as it provides a great opportunity to take a break and enjoy London, especially during summer. Eating in one of the best sunny spots of Little Venice makes it easy to get away from the commotion of the capital – just cycle down Regent’s Canal, less than nine miles long. An atmospheric waterway, Regent’s Canal is part of London’s Grand Union Canal, passing by a zoo, Victorian warehouses and ending in Docklands.
The beautiful canal probably offers one of the prettiest walks on a sunny day, starting in Little Venice with a coffee at Clifton Nurseries, one of the best places for a drink.
- The Islington Boat Club
This is the place where your kids get to learn water skills, and, even if you’re not into boats, it’s fun watching other people learning to sail. The charity offers activities as well.
- The Engineer, Gloucester Avenue
For some local flavor, they are using the freshest ingredients with pub classics, so the hours spent here seem to melt away.
- Hackney Wick
Although it doesn’t technically have it’s very own canal, one of the places Regent’s Canal goes through is Hackney, so here you’ll find eclectic waterside bars such as Crate Brewery with hand rolled pizza, recommended if you’re looking for a relaxed brunch.
- Narrowboat Tour
Journey by narrowboat from Little Venice to Camden Lock Market, as a one-way trip takes around 50 minutes. The fascinating London Canal Museum is part of the trip, one where you can find out about the history of the ice cream trade. This fully guided tour is suitable for anyone aged over 9.
- The Lighterman Pub
This gastro-style bar in King’s Cross is situated in a three-floor building behind King’s Cross station, and has that feeling of doing the gastro pub thing to a fault. Everything you see on the menu is good: cured trout comes with a fiery mayonnaise; mains are shaky; the béarnaise sauce makes you frantically shake; desserts are moist with a hit of salt, such as peanut butter parfait. We urge you to go here for the attentive staff, the sunshine of the terrace and the area that could easily become one of your top favorite spots.