I wrote a piece for Waterfront about the serene and occasionally hedonistic pleasures of living on a narrowboat in the summer. You can read it here.
I also took part in a podcast talking about canals for Waterfront, which you can listen to here.
I recently walked one of my favourite sections of the canal, from Kensal Green to Little Venice, for the first time in years. This is what I saw on the way.
Slopes for horses that slipped into the canal.
This statue garden once took up the space outside a single house – now it’s the entire terrace.
Ghost sign, of recent vintage.
Psychogeography centre, between Trellick Tower and the Westway.
The most important building in London – where boaters get their toilets emptied.
Towpath rumour said this boat once belonged to Richard Branson.
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