About our Regent’s Canal and Little Venice Music Walk
From white-stuccoed Victorian terraces, Regency villas and gorgeous gardens, to one of London’s most thriving houseboat communities, this Little Venice Canal Walk is a true gem of peace and tranquillity. Starting in the beautiful Regent Park we will walk along the canal to Little Venice with a stop at Primrose Hill, where you can enjoy one of London’s best skyline views.
FROM HISTORY TO NATURE
A true example of Regency London, Regent’s Park was once King Henry VIII hunting chase. Known as the ‘jewel in the crown’ it is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers 197 hectares of beautiful gardens, a lake, the London Zoo, the London Central Mosque, Queen Mary's Gardens, an Open Air Theatre and much more. It was architect John Nash who developed the park as we know it today. To the North of the park he built the Regent’s Canal, that once was one of London’s most important centres of trade. Regent’s Canal is now only used for leisure, both to be visited on boat or on foot.
The tour will be accompanied by music from the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Cliff Richard, Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Clash and many more to make you live the rich music history of this area. With the Royal Academy of Music, where names such as Sir Elton John and Annie Lennox studied, together with the world famous Abbey Road Studios, this area thrives with music of all genres.
From Paddington Bear, to Mary Poppins to the King’s Speech, many movies have been shot or have taken inspiration from this area. During the tour we will see the house where the Browns family (Paddington Bear) lived, and we will walk along Regent’s Park Canal where the iconic bear walks in Paddington 2. We will also see the famous fantasy park where Mary, Jane and Michael end up after jumping into Bert’s chalk drawings with its beautiful weeping willow trees and snow-white swans. And we will walk through some of the scenes of the King’s Speech.
AFTER THE TOUR
After the tour you can enjoy some lunch in one of Little Venice’s lovely pubs or eateries, continue your walk to Abbey Road Studios, go to Paddington Station where you can see the Paddington Statues, the bench and the only Paddington Bear shop in the world! Or more, you can take a Little Venice London canal trip all the way to Camden. We are happy to give you detailed information on the best way to continue your day so feel free to ask us for anything you’d like to know.
The tour covers around 10,000 steps. Energy, fun and music is what makes this experience unique and authentic. Thanks to a dynamic pace we will be turning sightseeing into cultural wellbeing that benefits our mind, body and soul and avoids many problems associated to traditional guided tours (from sore feet to back problems). With maximum 8 people in the group the tour lasts for 2 hours.
Walk through Regent’s Park and learn about its past and present
See elegant white-stuccoed Victorian and Regency terraces
Enjoy a relaxing Regent’s canal tour of London
See a lovely houseboats harbour and learn more about life on water
Listen to the best music linked to this area, from the Beatles to Adele to Pink Floyd
See the places where Paddington Bear, Mary Poppins and the King’s Speech were shot
Enjoy stunning views over London’s skyline
Make the most of everything you can see thanks to a dynamic walk that will make you feel energised and active at the end of the tour
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSION
“How to walk” introduction
Dynamic guided tour
On-the-go music discovery session
Follow-up email with the playlist and the professional pictures of the area.
Food and drinks
GROUP SIZE: Small groups up to 8 people
DURATION: 2 hours to 2.5 hours (according to the pace of the group)
RECOMMENDED DRESS CODE: Comfortable clothes and shoes, anorak (in case of rain) and no heavy backpacks or bags.
MEETING POINT: Regent’s Park Station, W1B 1PF
END POINT: Warwick Avenue, Little Venice, W9 2PT
I took part to the Brixton Tour and the Little Venice Tour. Very diverse tours but both truly enjoyable. I discovered these areas in a way I would never have done on my own and I met some really lovely people and learnt a really useful walking technique that I have then applied to my everyday life. Can’t wait to do some of the other tours!
ingridlagomarsino - TripAdvisor *****
I did the Little Venice tour and loved it - You don't get often the chance of exploring the city in this way!
The tour has been fun and Savio gave us lot of tips regarding the area we were discovering - and the music he had chosen was absolutely smashing! If you live in London or are visiting do not miss this out!
margherita872017 - TripAdvisor *****