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London Sights

London Canal Museum

  • 12–13 New Wharf Rd. Map It
  • King's Cross

Fodor's 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 the King's Cross redevelopment. 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.

Sight Information


12–13 New Wharf Rd., London, N1 9RT, England

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Sight Details:

  • £4
  • Tues.–Sun. and bank holiday Mon. 10–4:30; last admission 30 mins before closing. First Thurs. in month open until 7:30.
  • Closed Dec. 23–Jan. 1


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