Regents Park walk

Regents Park

London

Route: Regents Park and Canal

Area: London

Date of walk: 27th June 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 7.0 miles

Weather: Sunny

Just a few years ago Regent’s Canal was a good place for dumping a dead body, and would not have been a good place for a walk. Since those days a transformation has taken place and the area has been revitalised. The canal has been cleaned to the extent that it is now frequented by kingfishers, whose presence is always a sign of water quality

We were staying in the excellent Hotel Pullman London St Pancras and from the hotel we walked through St Pancras Station, one of my favourite buildings, and joined the Regent’s Canal behind the station. A path runs along the canalside for about 9 miles – our walk was shorter as we’d started out half way along it

Further along the path we walked round Camden Lock Market, a fascinating place full of interesting stalls and shops – and selling every kind of food imaginable

At the end of the canal we walked through Regents Park. This place is worth a full walk in its own right, but we only scraped its surface due to lack of time. We walked back along Euston Road to our hotel to conclude a great walk

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