London Canal Museum  

 
 
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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
 
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£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
 
 
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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 £84  38% 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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Kings Cross - Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £54  37% 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
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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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96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from London Canal Museum
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Good's Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
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University Of The Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
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169-171 Caledonian Road, N1 | 4 minutes from London Canal Museum
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London > Shopping > Supermarkets
1 Wharf Road, N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Northern Ticket Hall, King's Cross St Pancras Station, Euston Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 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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Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
This canal side bar and restaurant is a pleasant place to stop off if you're wondering around the Kings Place development. Not exactly on the beaten ... More
 
 
 
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Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
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Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 7 minutes from London Canal Museum
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28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 9 minutes from London Canal Museum
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
 
 
 
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116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from London Canal Museum
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Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2017 

Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street 24 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

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Dance | Until 26th February 2017 

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The annual foot-stamping Flamenco Festival London, an annual festival at Sadler's Wells these past fourteen years, includes a gala performance ...More

 
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Sadler's Wells Theatre 1.37 miles from London Canal Museum

The dancer from Jerez performs her contemporary Flamenco dance work that looks back on her career....More

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