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London Canal Museum †

ADDRESS
12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 9RT
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OPENING TIMES
Tues-Sun 10am-4.30pm. Open until 7.30pm on the first Thursday of the month
PRICES
£4 (Adult), £2 (Child), £3 (Concessions), £10 (Family)

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London Canal MuseumA trip to the Canal Museum reveals there's more to London's man-made waterways than just enjoying a day out in a narrow boat. You'll learn about the history of the canals which were once an important route for horse drawn commercial traffic in the late 18th and early 19th century. A tour of the museum gives you the chance to see inside a narrow boat cabin, get to know the people who used the canals as well as the horses that pulled the boats, and the cargoes they carried. The museum also tells the related story of London's ice trade - and is housed in a former ice warehouse originally constructed in 1862-3 for Carlo Gatti, a well-known ice cream maker. Today the museum still has a huge commercial Victorian ice well used to store ice imported by ship and canal boat from Norway. With Regent's Canal right outside, a visit the museum makes it easy to imagine just how important these waterways once were.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

King's Cross Tube Station
5 minutes walk
Angel Tube Station
12 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Camden Road Overground Station
19 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Judd Street NCP
11 minutes walk
Arcade Car Parks
13 minutes walk

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £70† 37% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 9 minutes from London Canal Museum
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £54† 22% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 12 minutes from London Canal Museum
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £101† 21% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 13 minutes from London Canal Museum
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
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London > Attractions > Museums
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from London Canal Museum
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The Foundling Museum
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40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 12 minutes from London Canal Museum
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The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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Phoenix Place, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 14 minutes from London Canal Museum
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
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Granary Square
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Good's Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
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King's Cross Pavilion
London > Attractions > Sights
Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
Designed by Stirling Prize winning architects Stanton Williams, the firm behind the nearby Granary Complex which includes Central Saint Martin's, King's Cross Pavilion occupies an enviable ... More
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London Canal Museum, 90 York Way, N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
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Coalesce
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London Canal Museum, 90 York Way, N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
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Moonchild
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London Canal Museum, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 5 minutes from London Canal Museum
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
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clueQuest
London > Entertainment >
169-171 Caledonian Road, N1 | 4 minutes from London Canal Museum
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London > Shopping > Supermarkets
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London > Shopping > Markets
West Handyside Canopy, One Wharf Road, N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
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2-4 Wharfdale Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
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Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
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Project Pizza
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Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
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London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
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London > Education > Adult Education
10 Handyside Street, N1C | 6 minutes from London Canal Museum
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Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 7 minutes from London Canal Museum
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One Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from London Canal Museum
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Scala
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275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from London Canal Museum
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London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from London Canal Museum
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