Regent’s Canal was London’s main thoroughfare for heavy freight from the 1820’s – used by horse-drawn barges taking goods from sea-faring vessels on the River Thames into mainland England. The canal stretches 13.5 km from Little Venice in the west of London to Limehouse Basin in the east, today’s Docklands. The canal drops around 30 metres on its course east, through five locks, passing through Regent’s Park, London Zoo, Camden Lock, St. Pancras and King’s Cross, Hoxton and Mile End. On fine days, London’s relaxed outdoor drinking rules make for a cheerful and bohemian atmosphere on its banks! It’s a unique and eye-opening way to see the sights, mix with Londoners and appreciate London’s industrial heritage. Cycling, with pedestrian priority, is permitted along its entire length. Here are some photographs, starting at Little Venice.