Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
The London area, including Paddington and the Olympic Park stretches from the Upper Grand Union to the River Stort. With inner-city and suburban areas enjoying these beautiful waterways.
Read our plans, what's coming up, our most recent successes and how you can get involved.
You can find more recent information in our London Boating Bulletin Blog.
Our varied stretches range from the bustle and vibrancy around Camden Lock to the quiet stretches of the Slough Arm. There is the scale of Docklands, which even Canary Wharf and its neighbours do not dwarf and the rural Rivers Lee and Stort in Hertfordshire and Essex.
Along with our partnership, we care for 100km of waterways across London. Steeped in historical and environmental interest, you can get around to view it all on foot, bike or boat.
Check out the Londonist's series on London canals.
Planning an event
If you're planning an event on or around our waterways click here to find out how to add it to our events calendar
13 January 2018, 11am to 18 March 2018, 3pm
Puppet Theatre Barge
Come along to the puppet theatre barge for an adventure that all the family can enjoy.
5 May 2018 to 7 May 2018
Come along to London's biggest and brightest waterways festival.
There are no upcoming meetings.