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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.


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General information

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

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Dog walking
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Considerate cycling
  • Capital ring and sustrans route


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.

Spot a boat

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:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Dragonflies
  • Herons
  • Coots
  • Moorhens

The basin here provides some tranquil waterspace in the town. You'll get a chance to see waterbirds and sit back and reflect.