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London Canal Museum

London Canal Museum Review

This quirky little museum, dedicated to the rise and fall of London's once-extensive canal network, is based in the former warehouse of ice-cream maker, Carlo Gatti (hence it also partly features the ice cream trade as well as London's canals). Children enjoy the activity zone and learning about Henrietta, the museum's horse. Outside, on the Battlebridge Basin, float in the painted narrowboats of modern canal dwellers—a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of St. Pancras International train station. You can walk to the museum along the towpath from Camden Lock—download a free audio tour from the museum's website to accompany the route.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 12–13 New Wharf Rd., King's Cross, London, N1 9RT | Map It
  • Phone: 020/7713–0836
  • Cost: £4
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. and holiday Mon. 10–4:30; last admission 30 mins before closing. First Thurs. in month open until 7:30.
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  • Subway: King's Cross
  • Location: Bloomsbury and Holborn
Updated: 02-27-2014

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