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Islington City Road Basin

Ten years ago City Road Basin was almost derelict. Now being regenerated with canal side houses, businesses and a landscaped park, it's a great place for a walk, cycle or jog.


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General information

Address: Graham Street, Islington, N1 8GJ

Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs

Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is no parking available, so we encourage you to use public transport; the nearest tube station is Angel (Northern line)

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Dog walking
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Canoeing
  • Considerate cycling


Islington Tunnel, Islington Boat Club, Shoreditch Park

Spot a boat

You should see some narrowboats


Boat trips


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Coots
  • Geese

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