Jason’s Canal Boat Trip

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Colorful barges moored along Regent's Canal.

What you'll do

Take a cruise along Regent’s Canal, from Little Venice to Camden Lock, passing London Zoo and going through the Maida Hill Tunnel along the route.

Take to the water on Jason’s original canal boat trip with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Includes a 45-minute one-way journey from Little Venice to Camden Lock, or vice versa.
  • Enjoy an entertaining live commentary along the route from Little Venice to Camden (the Camden-to-Little Venice route is commentary-free).

This pleasant meander along Regent’s Canal is a great way to see this picturesque part of London.

‘Jason’ is an authentic century-old canal boat, originally used to transport cargo until – in the mid-20th Century – Regent’s Canal began its metamorphosis into a popular tourist destination lined with cute waterside cafés and colorful narrowboat homes.

Newly kitted out with a diesel engine, in 1951 Jason took his maiden voyage as a passenger vessel – the first pleasure boat here to do this – and has been ferrying happy tourists from Little Venice to Camden (and back) ever since.

Starting from Little Venice, you’ll chug across beautiful Browning’s Pool, named after the poet Robert Browning who lived on nearby Warwick Crescent in the 1870s. See if you can spot any swans or geese nesting among the weeping willows on the island as you exit the lagoon and pass along leafy, tree-lined Maida Avenue with its grand regency townhouses.

Constructed over 200 years ago, and nearly 250 meters in length, the Maida Hill Tunnel is a marvel of Georgian engineering. As you pass through the tunnel and emerge blinking back into the daylight, the unexpected sound of roaring lions and shrieking gibbons heralds your approach to London Zoo. Take in views of Lord Snowdon's Aviary and look out for the white stucco-clad Georgian mansions designed and built around Regent’s Park by John Nash.

You’ll disembark at Camden Lock, from where it’s a short stroll to the famous Camden Market. Here, in the colorful maze of shops and stalls you’ll discover a vast array of street food options from around the world, plus clothes, vinyl records, fashion accessories and all manner of other assorted knick-knacks for sale. 

Jason’s original canal boat trip highlights

Little Venice - see brightly-painted barges and narrowboats bob around Browning’s Pool, where Regent’s Canal meets the Grand Union Canal

Maida Hill Tunnel - you’ll pass through this 250-meter tunnel that was built in 1816

Regent’s Park and London Zoo - listen out for the zoo’s noisiest residents as you cruise along this scenic stretch by Regent’s Park

Camden - the market here is a real feast for the senses, and a fab place to pick up some street food if you’re feeling hungry

Experience Jason’s Canal Boat Trip and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting in: show your pass and proof of reservation on arrival. 

Please note: booking is strongly advised. You can make a reservation request on the official website. Please allow 24 hours for a response. Bookings will not be accepted after 6PM the day before travel or after 6PM on Friday for weekend bookings. Your pass entitles you to a one-way trip to from Little Venice to Camden Lock or vice versa and does not include return journeys.

For more information visit Jason’s original canal boat trip website.

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Where you'll be

Operating hours

Friday – Sunday

Please note: this is a seasonal attraction that runs from March to October. 

Visit the official attraction website for current opening times.

Closings & holidays

Closed October – March

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Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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