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Canal and River Cruises Day Tours

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Address: Brownings Pool 93 Little Heath, London W9 2PF, England
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+44 7899 800856
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Canal and River Cruises Ltd operate a 12 seater narrowboat on London's...

Canal and River Cruises Ltd operate a 12 seater narrowboat on London's canals, based in the lovely laid-back area of Maida Vale know as Little Venice. We offer one hour sightseeing tours through to whole day tours for private parties of all sizes between 2 and 12 guests.

A canal cruise is ideal for family celebrations, hen parties or just a day out with your friends. Our most popular cruise is 2 hours, slowly following the Regents Canal through Maida Vale and Regents Park and London Zoo before turning around at Camden Lock Market.

We also specialise in custom made private cruises from two hours to a whole day with an itinerary built just for you! Ask us for advice on where to go before and after your cruise to make a perfect day! We occasionally offer public boat trips too, aiming to take you to places not often reached by public boats, so do look at our website to check for the latest news, and if there's nothing available why not ask us! Arrive as a customer and leave as a friend. We are here to make your day special!

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Lovely Afternoon Trip

Really enjoyed the trip and would recommend. It was a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours and the guide was very knowledgeable.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the trip and would recommend. It was a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours and the guide was very knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning, a group of friends took the 2 hour tour from Little Venice to Camden and back. Helped by a glorious sunny autumnal morning it really was delightful. Interesting things to see, the boat is cosy and Mike is charming, albeit leaving us to relax and enjoy. When asked he offered interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The river cruises are really cool to take up and down. To be able to sit and view the buildings was nice. The bus tours are stuck in too much traffic, so this is a better way to hop on and off different areas up and down the river. One of the cruises is included in the London Pass, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We took a private tour for two with Mike and it was awesome! The Lady A is a wonderful narrow boat, and you will never have a better guide than Mike. Mike's lifelong history and obvious love of the canals, how they were used and why, were highly educational and entertaining. From the African Hunting Dogs on the shores of... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a very pictures hour long boat ride along the canal. The slow pace is a welcome relief after the Camden Market area. It passes the zoo where you can see a large Avery with many birds in it. Boat also stops at the zoo if you want to get off here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

this was the best celebration we could have chosen for our work party - a wonderfully interesting, relaxing and fun trip along regents canal. seeing the place we all live from a different perspective was fascinating - coupled with Mike's commitment and flexibility to fitting us in last minute and his genuine love and expert knowledge made for such a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a great cruise on the Thames River to see the amazing historical sites. We had a damp start with some light rain but it did not spoil our trip. The Captain of the boat gave a very good discription of everything. Very knowledgeable. I rate this a 10. Must do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Enjoyed the Cruise ride. Specially the guide who ensured that we are enjoying every second that was spend on the Cruise. With in depth information sharing. None of the details were compromised.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Taking this river cruise is a must if you would like to learn details about a great deal of the popular tourist sights in London. The guides on these boats do a fantastic job explaining the sights, providing ample opportunity to take pictures, and showing you some of the major highlights of the extensive history, architecture and rich surroundings of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Just visited London & took a river cruise with City River Cruises. Well worth the money, great tour guide with a great sense of humour. You are able to see many attractions that you would probably not see on foot. All staff very friendly 👍🏻

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