Planning your visit
Address: Green Lane, Hanwell, W7 2PJ View on Google map
Opening Times: The towpath is always open
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: None on site
The Grand Union Canal was once a busy industrial waterway connecting London with the Midlands. Connecting the River Brent to the rest of our canal system, today, Hanwell's flight of seven locks is a great place for a country walk - in the middle of London!
Look out for canal features such as the lock keeper's cottages and a ramp to help horses out of the canal when they fell in.
Places to eat:
There are plenty of grassy areas to have a picnic
Follow our information boards along this stretch of canal
Have you downloaded our free nature spotters' guide yet? It'll tell you more about the local swans, kingfishers, woodpeckers and even voles!
By car - there is limited on-street parking at Green Lane
By train - Hanwell train station is a 15 minute walk away
By bus - route B3 drops off in Hanwell near the other end of Green Lane
By boat - there are a number of visitor moorings at either end of the locks. With a water point and other facilties near the dry dock at the top of the locks. At Bulls Bridge there is a water point