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Hanwell Locks and the cottage

Hanwell Lock Flight

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.

Things to see and do

Planning your visit

  • Address

    Green Lane, Hanwell, W7 2PJ

  • Opening times

    The towpath is always open

  • Prices

    Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

  • Toilets

    None on site

Getting here

  • 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 several visitor moorings at either end of the locks. With a water point and other facilities near the dry dock at the top of the locks. At Bulls Bridgethere is a water point

photo of a location on the canals
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