St Pancras Open Weekend


From Date: 04/02/2017 10:00

To Date: 05/02/2017 16:00 inclusive

Type: Event

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Regent's Canal

Starts at: Lock 4, St Pancras Lock

Ends at: Lock 4, St Pancras Lock


Come along to St Pancras Open Weekend, and take a look at the works happening around the site.

4th February & 5th February, 10:00am - 4:00pm.

This is your chance to learn more from heritage experts, engineers and volunteers about St Pancras Locks on the Regent’s Canal, in particular the replacements of the top and bottom lock gates. 

You will be able to walk in the drained lock chamber, seeing first hand the exceptional engineering work that helped construct the canal originally and talk to our experts about the essential restoration and repair work being carried out.

During the weekend, you will also be offered guided heritage walks from Granary Square to Islington Tunnel. We will be teaming up with local trip boat operator, Hidden Depths, to offer boat trips from outside the lock up to the London Canal Museum.

Visitors with a head for heights will also get the rare chance to go to the top of the St Pancras water tower. This was originally built to supply steam trains with water, the Grade II-listed tower was moved in sections by a huge crane to its current canalside location in November 2001.

There will be activities for children aboard our boat Jena, which will be moored at Granary Square.