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Hanwell Lock Flight

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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

Explorers in West London

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 do and see

Places to eat:

Picnic spot:

There are plenty of grassy areas to have a picnic

Trails:

  • Follow our information boards along this stretch of canal

Wildlife spotting:

Have you downloaded our free nature spotters' guide yet? It'll tell you more about the local swans, kingfishers, woodpeckers and even voles!

Geting 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 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

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