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Sabzeh floating on the Regent's Canal

The mystery of the sprouting shoots in the Regent’s Canal

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Happy Nowruz! Who has spotted a whole load of pots of green sprouting plants floating around in the canals of Little Venice? There’s already a few in the water today and they’re not even due yet, as these are part of the celebrations of the Persian New Year, Nowruz. This takes place on the 21st […]

Canalway Cavalcade will take place on the May bank holiday

Canalway Cavalcade 2015

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Its quite amazing that another year has gone and with the winter almost over, we are all looking forward to another busy summer here in Little Venice. The event which marks the start of the summer is the annual boat festival held over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. As Little Venice is normally a quiet […]

Kings land Road on Lady A in Little Venice

Kingsland Road

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Celebrity alert on Lady A! On a lovely sunny Saturday in February it was great to welcome the band Kingsland Road onboard Lady A for a canal cruise. I’m perhaps not their target audience, and must admit that I’d never heard of them until we met, but their fans seemed to enjoy the day and […]

Sunny Winters Day in Little Venice

Winter 2015 on the Regents Canal in Little Venice

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This is a Blog Post and so is likely to become outdated. LAST UPDATED 19-MAR-2015 I get lots of calls regarding public boat trips during the winter, so here’s what is possible right now, from January through to Easter 2015.  A full service from all operators will start in April. Please note that we ourselves […]

Private Canal Tours for Two

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Please note this is a Blog post originally written 14-May-2014 and so it is possible that some updates have been made. Last update 10-Feb-15 PLEASE GO TO Private Canal Tours For TWO – an update FOR FULL INFORMATION ON OUR TOURS FOR TWO. Lady A usually carries ten or twelve passengers and we normally hire […]

Beautifully kept working boats in Canalway Cavalcade

Canalway Cavalcade 2014

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Saturday 3rd May, Sunday 4th May and Monday 5th May 2014 Full details and current program available from the Official Canalway Cavalcade 2014 website Canalway Cavalcade 2014 is almost upon us. For one weekend a year the tranquil waters of Little Venice spring into life with hundreds of visiting canal boats, side shows, stalls, competitions […]

Jon Bentley and The Gadget Show on Lady A

Lady A on The Gadget Show

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I’d just like to thank Channel 5’s The Gadget Show for filming onboard Lady A – we featured in the last program of the current series which was broadcast last night, Monday 21st April 2014. It was actually filmed a couple of weeks ago when Jon Bentley arrived at Lady A in Little Venice with […]

Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor

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Thanks to everyone who has been kind enough to review us on Trip Advisor recently. Almost all of my business comes from the internet and it has been very noticeable that recently more and more people are enquiring via Trip Advisor. Generally these enquiries are from smaller parties, especially international visitors planning a trip to […]

Our website was corrupted all week

Website woes

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April 14th 2014 Sorry to everyone who was trying to check our website last week, but the gremlins got in and I had to take it offline a couple of times. I have been hosting the site on my own web server which hackers found their way into and made a tiny sneaky change which […]