At a glance
Enjoy some of London’s most refined neighbourhoods to the rhythm of some great music
Walk alongside relaxing canals, see picturesque harbours and houseboats
Immerse in beautiful nature and enjoy one of London’s best skyline views
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 right in the heart of London. Starting in the beautiful Regent’s Park we will head towards Primrose Hill going past some beautiful architecture and film locations. After soaking in the view from Primrose Hill we will enjoy a dynamic walk along the canal all the way to Little Venice, to the rhythm of the many renowned artists connected to the area, from the Beatles, to Pink Floyd, to Cliff Richard, to Blur, to Red Hot Chili Peppers, to The Clash, just to name a few.
FROM HISTORY TO NATURE
A true example of Regency London, this experience will make you walk amidst white stuccoed terrace houses, as well as Gothic, Doric and Corinthian villas. Learn about John Nash, the famous architect that developed most of Regency London, from Buckingham Palace to Marble Arch, to Piccadilly Circus, to Regent’s Park and its Canal. During the walk you will also see the places where Paddington Bear and the King’s Speech took place and others where Mary Poppins took inspiration from.
Nature & Skyline views
The experience starts at Regent’s Park, what was once King Henry VIII’s hunting chase. It is known as the ‘jewel in the crown’ and is one of London’s eight Royal Parks with its beautiful gardens, a lake, the London Zoo, London Central Mosque and much more. From Regent’s Park we will go to the beautiful Primrose Hill, from where you will enjoy a breathtaking skyline view over London whilst listening to the many songs that were inspired by this view, from the Beatles, to Blur, to Red Hot Chili Peppers, to John Martin.
Canals & houseboats
From Regent’s Canal to the Grand Union we will be walking alongside relaxing canals, where we will be admiring some stunning villas as well as quirky harbours and lovely riverside cafes and restaurants. We will be seeing one of the nicest displays of houseboats in London, as well as learning about London’s maritime past and about how life on water is in the capital, with its almost 5,000 houseboats along its many waterways, almost double than the houseboats you would find in other cities like Amsterdam.
AFTER THE TOUR
Should you want to stay in the area after the tour, you can enjoy a nice lunch in one of Little Venice’s lovely pubs or eateries, continue your walk to Abbey Road Studios or go to Paddington Station where you can see the Paddington Bear Statue, the Paddington Bear 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. Alternatively we can recommend some very nice places to have a drink or eat in the area. 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.
“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 of up to 6 people
DURATION: 2.5 hours (duration may vary slightly 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
FREE CANCELLATION up to 3 days prior to the tour
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 *****