Public Canal Boat Trips
Although we normally hire Lady A for private parties only, occasionally we offer public boat trips and aim to take you to places which are not normally accessible without having your own boat.
NO PUBLIC BOAT TRIPS ARE PLANNED YET, BUT PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST WITH US AND WE MAY ADD SOME DATES!!
One of our popular routes is from The Black Horsemoorings at Greenford (425 Oldfield Lane, UB6 0AS) into the heart of London, stopping at Paddington/Little Venice and sometimes to Camden. This is a one way trip but you can easily return to Greenford from Paddington by train or continue your day out in Central London.
We will depart from The Black Horse Moorings and head along the Grand Union Canal which is surprisingly rural on its way into London. The Black Horse is only 5 minutes walk from Greenford Railway and Underground Station. The attractive Horsenden Hill area of Perivale gives way to Alperton with its golf course and boat club, from where we pass under one of the newest bridges on the canal before crossing over the North Circular road on the famous twin channel aqueduct. Past the Brent Reservoir feeder from where the canal gets all its water, we continue through park Royal and Acton, Old Oak and Scrubbs Lane passing many interesting canalside businesses before Kensal Rise with its landmark gas-holders which every rail commuter will recognise, and it’s equally famous cemetery which borders the canal for several hudnred yards. Finally we pass beneath Ladbroke Grove and follow the route of the Harrow Road, passing close to the Trellick Tower and Westbourne Grove before arriving in Little Venice with its brightly painted narrowboats and famous houseboats.
Other routes are also available, especially the return trip from Paddington to Greenford and occasionally from Little Venice to Camden or all the way through to the London Canal Museum and to visit the London Olympics Site in Stratford. Please visit this site regularly to be first to know about these special trips.
Public boat trips are available by advance booking only and tickets are sold on a first come first served basis, so booking early is advisable. You can book online up to 24 hours before departure and also phone 07899 800856 for last minute availabilty on the day.
If there is enough demand we will add public trips to our schedule so even if theres nothing advertised please drop us a line to register your interest.
We have a toilet onboard. Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Prices vary depending on route and duration. Please phone 07899 800856 to make bookings for children. It is not permitted to bring your own food and drinks onboard public boat trips.
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