Visit by Boat

Visitor Mooring Available


If you are cruising through London, be sure to stop at the London Canal Museum. Visit the museum by water.

Our location

We are on The Regent's Canal, between St. Pancras Lock and Islington Tunnel. Battlebridge Basin is on your right if you are travelling from west to east. Turn into the basin and we are towards the far end, on the left.

Canal wharf to the rear of museum building with glazed screen in wall and pitched roof

Mooring to visit during the day

For visitors to the museum we have space for up to two narrowboats to moor immediately behind the museum building, breasted up, or one wide-beamed boat. On Tuesdays Wednesdays and Saturdays you can generally moor your boat whilst visiting the museum, so long as the mooring is not in use for group trips or school trips. On Thursdays, Friday morning, and Sundays boat trips operate from the museum between Easter and October and on some December dates. When boat trips are in operation mooring is only possible for a short time whilst visiting the museum, in between boat departures. Provided that boat trips are not impeded you can stay for a little while after your visit e.g. to make tea. There is no mooring fee for a short mooring during the day whiolst you visit the museum. You cannot leave a boat on the moorings when the museum is open unless you are either in the museum or on the boat. There is an entry charge for visiting the museum. Please ask staff when you arrive about any boat trips that may need to use the wharf - these have priority as passengers may include children or infirm persons who need the boat to be alongside to safely join or disembark.

Mooring overnight

Overnight mooring is available from 1630 to 1000 for 15 (30 wide beam). To book an overnight mooring please go to Short Term Moorings You can only book this online.


There is an electricity point that you can use.

There is a water tap on the wall, for which you need a code, available by email request or from staff. For customer use only.

Local Facilities

Please remember that the mooring is for museum visiting only during opening hours. These amenities may be useful for a quick visit before/after your museum visit but remember that you cannot leave your boat on the mooring whilst you go shopping for any length of time. Please check with staff to ensure you are not obstructing a boat trip.


In the event of needing to call emergency services, the museum's postcode is N1 9RT. The nearest hospital offering an accident and emergency service is University College Hospital, on Euston Road, just after Euston Station. King's Cross Dental offers an emergency private dentist service, Tel 020 7837 0773, 285-287 Grays Inn Road,WC1X 8QD, about 6 minutes' walk.