See a different side of London’ on Regent’s Canal Boat Trips from the London Canal Museum


See London from a whole new angle on a Regent’s Canal narrowboat trip – discover a different side of London away from the crowds.

With commentary from our knowledgeable guides* and complementary refreshments* as we glide serenely across London in our narrowboat ‘Long Tom’ it’s a different way to see London and hear about the history of the canals and points of interest along the way – trip tickets includes full access to the museum, making it great value, too!

All trips depart from London Canal Museum, located in the vibrant King’s Cross quarter, where you can explore the history of our canals and discover the fascinating story of the Victorian Norway to London Ice Trade – when our historic museum building was an ice warehouse!

Passengers can choose between the 50 minute long popular Tunnel Trip departing the museum at 11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00 (60mins with a cream tea served on the Thursday 3pm trip!),

or ‘Canal Cruise Friday’ longer 11.00/11.30 trips to Little Venice or Victoria Park (up to 4 hours), all serving complementary tea or coffee, and with museum guide commentary.

New for 2024 (commencing fortnightly on Wednesdays from 1st May) are short trips from the museum to St.Pancras lock and back (*no guided commentary or refreshments, but only £12 including museum admission) – these trips take around 25mins, running approximately every 40 minutes from 11.00-15.40. Also new this yearFamily Fun Days for school holidays and half-term, including the short boat trip plus craft activities at the museum: only £9 adult, £4 child (these run on August-7th and 21st and at Easter, May & October half-terms) replacing the Wednesday short trips those weeks.

For further details and prices, see:

Prices across our range of trip options are :

Ticket Tunnel trip Cream tea Long trip Short trip
Adult 16-64 £16 £25 £30 £12
Concession £14 £23 £28 £11
Child 0-15 £10 £18 £23 £9

(with free museum entry included, worth £7 adult standard admission)


In the heart of London’s thriving Kings Cross re-development and cultural hub, the London Canal Museum’s collection tells the story of the canals, the people and the horses that worked on them.

Canals were once the highways of England, carrying goods of all sorts, with working boat people and their families living in tiny cabins. At the museum, visitors can go into a typical cabin and marvel at how it could have been a family home. They can discover how canals climb hills and get water, and watch archive films of the working days.

The museum is housed in a former ice warehouse

And the museum relates the history of London’s forgotten ice trade – from frozen Norway by ship to London’s Limehouse Docks, and then on by canal boat to the 1860’s ice warehouse.  Visitors can see into the vast subterranean wells where the ice was stored and displays tell of the historic building’s original owner, entrepreneur Carlo Gatti’s Victorian ice cream business and how ice cream was made in pre-refrigeration days.  There is an annual ‘Ice Sunday’ on which visitors can descend deep into the ice wells for a guided tour – this year on July-21st

Canal wildlife exhibition

Britain’s canals are green corridors, making their way through the countryside and into the city. They provide a highway for birds, fish and mammals to commute in and out of the Capital, some from the most unexpected places.  The museum’s Canal Wildlife exhibition gives an insight into the rich wildlife that lives in and around London’s canals.

Family trails

The Museum’s family trail is packed with interactive tasks to help ‘working canal boat’ child Jack complete his jobs before the end of the day.

Google: 4.5

Trip Advisor: 4*

Ticket prices & opening times

Open Tuesday – Sunday, plus most Bank Holidays (

Adults £7, Concessions £5.50, Children £3.50 (6 and under go free), Art Pass half-price

Family £15 (1 adult and up to 4 children, or 2 adults and up to 3 children)

London Canal Museum is an independent, self-funding, volunteer-led museum run by the Canal Museum Trust: Registered Charity Number 277484

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