Welcome to Hidden Depths Canal Cruises
Party Hire
Celebrate your special day in a different and unique way
Public Tours
Join us for a leisurely cruise down the Regent’s Canal


We at Hidden Depths Canal Cruises would love you to join us on a fun and relaxing cruise down the Regent’s Canal! Bring along friends, family or colleagues and experience your own group celebrations or enjoy a scenic, public tour. Whatever the size of your group*, we have something appealing to everyone!

*We have two small boats which seat up to 12 persons max and a larger one which seats up to 42

Our Route

Our trips and tours are based in the King’s Cross, Islington and Camden areas***, which provide scenic routes of the Regent’s Canal and offer the opportunity to cruise through the 200yr old, mile-long Islington tunnel, one of the longest in Britain! You can also experience the ingenuity of canal locks, which date back to the Industrial Revolution and make it possible for water to travel uphill!

** Public Tours go between Islington, King’s Cross and Kentish Town Rd lock, Camden (see Public Tours section for more information)
*** Other routes are available but may incur an additional charge

Party Hire

Celebrate your special day in a different and unique way! Whether it’s a hen party, birthday party, corporate team building or a special anniversary, what better way to spend it than cruising down the canal in an open boat on a summer’s day!

If your party is an intimate group of 12 or less, Joan would be the vessel for you; it’s just £130 per hour* plus VAT, and food, alcohol/drinks and music can be brought on board.

If, however, your group consists of up to 42 people (most groups are around 20-25 in number), then it would be our bigger boat, Freda, which is a Lapwing lookalike but longer! The cost is £240 per hour* plus VAT (based upon 42 people, only £6.85 per person), and again, you can bring along food, alcohol/drinks and music. Also, should we get the odd shower, worry not, we have covers which can be attached at a moment’s notice.

*Minimum 2hr booking period


Lapwing (max 12 persons) is the perfect choice for a leisurely cruise along the Regent’s Canal between Islington, King’s Cross and Kentish Town Rd lock, Camden. Steeped in history and wildlife, this waterway is home to, amongst others: Camley Street Nature Park, Granary Square, Coal Drops Yard, the London Canal Museum, City Road Lock, and the 200 year old Islington Tunnel which is only accessible by boat. Why not join us for an unforgettable journey through this unique part of the London waterways!


Sundays, Bank Holidays, Father’s Day and Easter
from 15th April to 27th September


Above City Rd lock, Islington -> Granary Square, King’s Cross (via Islington Tunnel)
11.30am, 3.30pm

Granary Square, King’s Cross -> Below Kentish Town Rd lock, Camden (up St Pancras lock)
12.30pm, 4.30pm

Below Kentish Town Rd lock, Camden -> Granary Square, King’s Cross (down St Pancras lock)
1.30pm, 5.30pm

Granary Square, King’s Cross -> Above City Rd lock, Islington (via Islington Tunnel)
2.30pm, 6.30pm


One way trip
Adults (16yrs+): £12
Children (3+) & Seniors (65+): £8

(If a return trip is required, then two one way trips would need to be booked)

Advance booking only via the link below or by using the QR code on the board by the pick up points.

* No alcohol, smoking, music or toilet facilities onboard the Public Tours
** An additional, small booking fee will be payable

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