We started at Little Venice, which is just outside Warwick Avenue tube station, close to Paddington rail station.
Little Venice is a canal junction surrounded by great, grand houses, where the Grand Union Canal joins The Regent's Canal. It was a lovely, dramatic and open place to start our walk.
Setting off along the Regent's Canal, with the Maida Hill tunnel in the distance
Big houses, along the Regent's Canal at Little Venice
The rather sinister entrance to the Maida Hill canal tunnel, by Little Venice
We set off from Little Venice and walked all the way along the canal towpath to Victoria Park. Along our route we walked around the edge of Regent's Park, through London Zoo, past funky, hippy Camden, to new building works near St Pancras and King's Cross, through Islington, and on past Hackney and finally ending at Bethnal Green.
Even the pontoons are kept neat - pots of daffs and jerry cans by Regent's Park
A narrow boat taxi, at Camden Lock
Bags of coal, piled onto the red roof of a narrowboat in Islington