From Little Venice to Limehouse Reach

Section of the Regent's Canal

This was as it was originally intended in 1811, but not exactly as it was built.

This section shows the path of the canal straightened out. From Broadwater (Little Venice) to the River Thames at Limehouse is about six and a half miles as the crow flies, while the canal winds for nearly nine. It falls 86 feet through thirteen locks and passes through two tunnels. There had been no locks from Uxbridge to Paddington, but after that it became much more difficult and expensive for the investors and money was always difficult to raise for this length of canal.

Maida Hill Tunnel, 250 metres (272 yards) long


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