The official Regent's Canal Information Centre is in the Lock Keeper's Cottage in Camden Town. This was re-opened in November 2013 and its address is 289 Camden High St, London NW1 7BX. Click here to see illustrations and further information about this centre.
The Regent's Canal has been part of London's history for almost 200 years. It played a major part in shaping and building London and now provides a very tangible landmark, linking whole swathes of inner London and the Thames. The Canal has a rich heritage - you can find evidence of its past all along its route. But in the past 10 years, these scenes have been disappearing at an alarming rate. The Friends support several campaigns to save the few remaining major heritage sites from demolition.
All along the Canal, local people enjoy the Canal and its heritage. In 2014, the Regent's Canal in Hackney project, run by Laburnum Boat Club and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, uncovered information, images and memories and we are supporting the continuation of this work. We have included on this website some images of the Regent's Canal's heritage from the past and present.
In 2015/16, the East End Canal Heritage project is focusing on the Regent's and Hertford Union Canals in Tower Hamlets, gathering material including local peoples' memories, stories and photos. These will be showcased at the East End Canal Festival.