Limehouse Basin Marina : Suggested Cruises

Limehouse Cut

The Limehouse Cut is an arrow-straight canal passing for almost two miles through industrial London.

It links the River Lee at Bromley-by-Bow with the Thames at Limehouse, avoiding the long loop of the Thames around the Isle of Dogs. It is currently undergoing a three-year regeneration programme to make it more accessible and appealing to visitors and the local community.

The former Regent's Canal Dock, now called Limehouse Basin, has undergone substantial improvements and is now home to an eclectic mix of vessels from large ocean yachts and motor cruisers to attractively decorated narrowboats. The Docklands Light Railway passes close by.

River LeeA river of many roles, the 28-mile Lee Navigation has variously served transport, waste disposal, flood control, mill power and pleasure boating needs.

Today, it's the centrepiece of the Lee Valley Park - a green corridor full of activities for all the family, and the ideal weekend escape for the busy Londoner. With London's successful bid for the 2012 Olympics, the River looks set to become world famous as the thread that links several key venues.

The secluded towpath is popular with cyclists and walkers, providing a relaxing green space hidden from the sprawl of London's suburbs. With excellent signposting and advice available from the Lee Valley Park Information Centre Tel: +44 (0)1992 702200, you can enjoy a waterside picnic or simply an unhurried ramble any weekend of the year.

Other cruisers include:
On the Thames
Central London and back
Thames Barrier
Weekend trips to Teddington
The Medway and Chatham

Download the London by water map and guide leaflet
Web: www.bwml.co.uk/downloads/London_by_water.pdf

For more information please visit:
Web: www.waterscape.com 

Boats for sale lying
at Limehouse Basin marina

  • [LHBM] ARADIA

    We are selling our narrowboat, Aradia - currently lying on a Central London residential mooring (2 minutes walk to the nearest DLR station in zone...


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  • LHB Minnow [No Reasonable offer refused]

    Wilderness Boats are known throughout the waterways as the "go anywhere" boat. Minnow is no exception.

    She is moored at our Limehouse Marina in...


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