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This summer, London’s Regent’s Canal is hosting a colourful Floating Market close to the Olympic Park. Barges and narrowboats are coming to Mile End Park to ply their trades, selling everything from books and hats to vintage frocks and handicrafts.
The Floating Market brings together traditional narrowboats and customised barges offering books, handicrafts, fashion and a whole variety of food.
John Guest, waterway manager
From 20 July to 16 August the Floating Market will be trading in Mile End in East London on the Regent’s Canal, just a mile away from the Olympic Stadium. The Regent’s Canal is a designated official Olympic walking and cycling route and Victoria Park, a short stroll from the market, will be one of the official Live Sites.
The Floating Market will move to the picturesque Little Venice in West London 20 August to 2 September, over the course of the Paralympic Games and for the August Bank Holiday.
Jon Guest, London waterway manager at the Canal & River Trust, said: “This summer thousands of visitors from all over the world are going to discover the wildlife and heritage havens that run through the heart of London.
"The Floating Market brings together traditional narrowboats and customised barges offering books, handicrafts, fashion and a whole variety of food. The Regent’s Canal is really going to be an exciting place to visit, whether you’re passing by on your way to the London 2012 Games or if you want a fun afternoon out with friends and family.”
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