Brentford Gauging Lock was once one of the busiest places on The Grand Union Canal. Today, Brentford Lock is a great place for a walk and cycle.
Address: Brentford Gauging Lock, Brentford, TW8 8HP
Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Parking: There is limited on-street parking. Nearest public pay & display car park is next to the church on Brentford High Street
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
Osterely Park, River Thames, Syon House and Park.
Look out for our welcome station at Brentford - a place to stop for a chat with our friendly volunteers and pick up some information about the local area. The welcome station is usually open on Fridays between 10.00am - 4.00pm, but this can be subject to change.
There are loads of boats in the marina
One of London's smallest museums, based in the Grade II Listed Toll House, is open every Friday by volunteers for the Canal & River Trust. It offers a fascinating and intimate slice of waterways history for children and adults alike.
You may see:
The basin here provides some tranquil waterspace in the town. You'll get a chance to see waterbirds and sit back and reflect.