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London Waterbus Company, London

3.4
#25 of 142 in Outdoors in London
A timetabled service operates daily from April to September, departing hourly from both Little Venice and Camden Lock. A unique opportunity to travel on original boats, not later copies, close to the water, plain and simple, not spacious but narrow. Basic commentary so as not to spoil the peace and quiet with excessive canal history. There is a reduced service October to March. Fares start at £8.30 adult one way and £6.80 child or senior.

Combination tickets for London Zoo entry are sold on the boat.

Groups can book in advance and get our group discount. Coach drop off is available at both departure points and parking nearby and at Regents Park and London Zoo. By using our London holiday builder, you can arrange your visit to London Waterbus Company and other attractions in London.
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  • Spent a beautiful time on the Waterbus with a captivating and magical captain, a very handsome gentleman, who kept us amused and informed in equal measure. It was difficult at times to concentrate...  more »
  • We took the trip to london zoo and then to little venice..I am really happy to say that it is an excellent service with friendly informed crew ..and would willingly recommend this as a way to see...  more »
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  • I don't understand the negative reviews. Most of them seem to be about the staff, or the fact that it wasn't a 'sight seeing' trip. Well I can happily say that the staff we encountered were friendly to us from the moment we queued up to get on at Camden to the moment we got off and waved goodbye at Little Venice. As for the sight seeing part, for £10 I didn't expect any sort of commentary but the gentleman steering the boat gave us a running commentary on all everything we encountered along the way. He was funny, charming and knowledgable and even got everyone involved in a sing-song. My one gripe was how small and squashed in we were. It was quite uncomfortable for me and my husband to sit side by side, and I was happy when someone got off at London Zoo as I then moved into my own seat. However, this is all part of the experience. You are on a canal boat after all, and for the price you cannot fault it. If it's going to be a sunny day, get to Camden in the morning and then as the crowds start getting too much, jump on this vessel and enjoy the journey!
  • Not recommended, at least not in winter. First, it took only 40 minutes, not 55. For 10£. There are almost no facts or stories given during the ride. And the views are not that pretty, everything looks dull. I imagine it's better in spring and summer. Instead of using the Waterbus you can actually walk along the whole canal, it won't take much longer and you don't have to pay for it.
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