LIFESTYLE – Never stop laughing whilst enjoying London’s prettiest canals, as you drive your own GoBoat!
Hidden in central London are the historical canals, on days of old horses would pull the boats and men would use their legs to push through the tunnels (which is where the term ‘legging it’ came from). Now you can enjoy these beautiful man-made canals on long boats or by driving your own boat!
The Regent’s Canal was built to link the Grand Junction Canal’s Paddington Arm, which opened in 1801, with the Thames at Limehouse. One of the directors of the canal company was the famous architect John Nash. Nash was friendly with the Prince Regent, later King George IV, who allowed the use of his name for the project. The Regent’s Canal Act was passed in 1812 and the company was formed to build and operate it. Nash’s assistant, James Morgan, was appointed as the canal’s Engineer. It was opened in two stages, from Paddington to Camden in 1816, and the rest of the canal in 1820.]
If you have always wanted to be your own captain, then now you have the chance. GoBoat have created fun new eco-friendly boats which can be enjoyed by the whole family, they made it their mission to make the canal waters accessible to all those who live in and visit London. The GoBoats have been designed to support a sociable experience. With guests sitting comfortably to face each other, whilst enjoying food and drink on a large picnic table in the middle of the boat. Hiring a GoBoat is a fantastic way to spend time with friends, family and colleagues whilst watching London slowly drift by.
Driving the boat was easy once we got the hang of it, although our fellow passengers did get tapped by the odd branch or two as we went a little to close to the edge. You can enjoy a glass of wine, if the captain stays sober and enjoy the ride laughing all the way. We literally laughed until our stomachs hurt, especially at our driving skills. If you are a photography lover like myself, this is the great chance to also take some amazing photos.
In order to fully enjoy the GoBoat London experience, they recommend hiring a boat for a minimum of 2 hours – although we would even recommend three, a the time goes so quickly and it is so much fun! You can enjoy picturesque journey and enjoy some of the most historical sights on the London canals, such as Little Venice, Regents Park, London Zoo and Camden Lock. You will enjoy a totally new perspective on London!
We can’t wait to GoBoat again, as this really is the only way to enjoy the canals and create longlasting memories with your friends or family.
Up to 8 people can GoBoat at a time, which makes the trip great value for money.
PRICES (PER BOAT)
1 Hour £55
2 Hours £85
3 Hours £115
4 Hours £145
5 hours £175
6 Hours £200