Posts Tagged: regents canal

london, uk :: exploring King’s Cross

After the redevelopment of St. Pancras Renaissance hotel, the new Eurostar termainal, and the 5 year renovation of King’s Cross Station, things are definitely changing in this area. I was on a mission to check out Caravan King’s Cross situated in the Granary Building / Old Grain Store that just opened up days before we were set to fly back to Vancouver. A large part of Eat Street is still under contruction, but the food carts were definitely buzzing around lunch time which was a nice change from when we first visited last Winter. Pack a picnic and watch the dancing fountains at Granary Square or take a walk along the Regent’s Canal.

field trip :: little venice

Little Venice, situated within London’s Maida Vale district (very popular with American residents), is one of the more exclusive residential districts in central London. Opened in 1820, it was so called Little Venice when poet Robert Browning leaned out his window and exclaimed “Why, it is almost little Venice”.

We boarded a London Water Bus at Brownings Pool and took a boat ride through Regents Canal to Camden Lock where we enjoyed fish and chips at a local stall before heading home. A perfect way to spend a cloudy, but warm and sticky afternoon.