Bicentenary of The Regent's Canal

200 years old in 2020

What's On

The Regent's Canal was opened with some ceremony on 1st August 1820. In 2020 we celebrate this anniversary. However, owing to coronavirus, 2020 has turned out to be a very different year from the one we were expecting. All events that were being planned to mark the occasion have been cancelled.


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Industrial Islington

Until further notice. Industrial Islington. An exhibition, now online, about the canal's industrial past in the London Borough of Islington. The focus is on the industry but also the people who lived and worked and played beside the waterway.

Regent's Canal 200

We are working on a fabulous new and large temporary exhibition based around a set of over 30 detailed plans of the canal made in 1850, recently discovered. This exhibition has been deferred until conditions are more favourable. This may not be until 2021.

See our What's On page for details of online events. Some of these are related to Regent's 200

Photographic Competition

We are running a photographic competition with cash prizes, to create an archive for the future of the canal in its bicentenary year. Read about the Photo Competition.