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London Waterbus Company, London

3.2
#31 of 146 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.
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  • We booked so we could get to Camden another way from the tube. We booked in advanced the day before, so costs a little extra, but you get priority boarding. The trip was well organised and the crew ce...  more »
  • Myself, my father and my brother got the boat from Little Venice to Camden Lock yesterday and all three of us loved the experience. I had booked the journey in the wrong direction but the crew were re...  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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