A satisfying stretch along the Regent’s Canal, from famous Camden Lock to the main site for the London 2012 Olympic Games, this section highlights the contrasts of a living, growing capital, meandering between old districts and new developments, each with their own unique style and atmosphere.
4.5 miles ( 7 km)
Camden Lock (TQ286840)
Victoria Park – Canal Gate (TQ351835)
West to East
Pavements, roads and towpaths; mostly level but goes over some arched bridges with ramps. No steps. One steep slope down to the towpath near Colebrook Row.
The Jubilee Greenway has been waymarked with distinctive glass pavement slabs at regular intervals - the crown points in the direction of travel
Cafés at Camden Lock, Chapel Market and Victoria Park. Toilets at Camden Lock Market and Victoria Park. Also toilet available within the shop area of London Canal Museum during opening hours - admission to the shop is free of charge - Museum open Tuesdays - Sundays, 10am - 4:30pm, plus also Bank Holiday Mondays.
Start of section: Camden Town
End of section: Cambridge Heath (rail) or Bethnal Green (tube)
There are buses all along the way.
For more information on public transport please see Transport for London's Journey Planner.
Regent's Canal towpath, New River Path, Olympic Route Victoria Park to Stepney
People planning to cycle the route might also like to order a free cycling map from TfL to take out – as in places the walking route and cycling route are different.
The route follows pavements, roads and tow paths; it’s mostly level but goes over some arched bridges with ramps. There are no steps, except up to Camley Road nature reserve which is off the route.
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