Visit by Boat

Visitor Mooring Available


If you are cruising through London, be sure to stop at the London Canal Museum. Visit the museum, go shopping locally, and stay overnight if you wish.

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


We have space for up to two narrowboats to moor immediately behind the museum building, breasted up, or one wide-beamed boat. During our opening hours you can moor your boat whilst you visit the museum and for a short time before and afterwards, e.g. so that you can make coffee. On some days the mooring will not be available, due to pre-booked use of the mooring by community boats, boats bringing groups, school trips etc. and on some days boat trips are in operation.You cannot leave a boat on the moorings during the museum's opening hours of 1000-1630. You can only moor at the museum for the purpose of visiting the museum. There is no charge for mooring during your visit as long as museum entry charges are paid for visiting.


There is an electricity point that you can use.

There is a water tap on the wall, for which you need a code, available from museum staff

Staying overnight

To book an overnight mooring please go to Short Term Moorings

If you are staying overnight you can leave one bag of refuse for disposal - please hand it to museum staff. Unbroken glass, plastic bottles, cans, and clean cardboard and paper (not including paper towels or shreddings) should not be placed in refuse bags but handed to staff separately for recycling if possible.

Local Facilities

These include:

Staying Overnight

You can stay overnight at a charge of £10 per boat per night. Wide beamed boats count as two. The mooring is a secure location.

To book an overnight mooring please go to Short Term Moorings. Payment is online.

You can only moor for one night, from 1600 to 1000 next morning. During our public opening hours the mooring is exclusively for the use of visitors to the museum arriving by boat. If the museum is open to visitors you cannot moor unless you are visiting the museum yourself.

For more information regarding mooring your boat see our moorings page.


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.