Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Little Venice, London...

It was one of those lovely Sunday mornings when we woke up to a bright, sunny day and the summer morning was screaming for Dave and myself to get out of bed and do something in the sun.

So with the sun inspiring me to go out, I got hold of my London Walks guide book and flipped through the pages to where it says - Little Venice. A place I've heard so many good things about but I've never ever been to. So Little Venice it is.

Little Venice is specially famous to be explored during the summer or on a weekend as this is the time when the waterway - Regent's Canal is at its busiest.

We got off at the Warwick Avenue tube stop and walked towards Clifton Villas. The first order of the day was to find a good spot to sit and enjoy our cup of tea and bacon sarnies which we packed before heading out. Yes we love picnics!

Exploring Little Venice offers a gentle walk along Regent's Canal whilst admiring colourful narrowboats and white stucco-clad houses which line the canal. If you are happy to walk for a good 45 minutes to an hour, this would be a better choice than taking the tourist boats that ferry people from Little Venice to Camden. On the way keep an eye out for the hyenas at the London Zoo, people in canoes, the lovely restaurant on the bridge overlooking the canal and you may even have a quick peek of what's inside the many houseboats along the canal.

From Little Venice, we headed up to Camden where we sat by the Camden Lock and watched people go by. July 2011.

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