Alice Lapworth shares tales of her time on the canals in the 1950s, sharing space with a family of 11, sleeping under her parents’ bed and jiving to gramophone music on the towpath.
Peter Watts explores the curious contradictions of time on our canals – how the perceived idle life stands at odds with the realities of boat life and how the creation of these unhurried thoroughfares was rooted in our lust for speed.
Think you know our inland waterways? Take this fun quiz – inspired by recent features in Waterfront – to test your knowledge.
Come with us as we descend into the ice wells below the London Canal Museum
Philosophy author Mark Vernon traces our relationship with rivers through ancient Greek and Chinese thought to 20th-century psychoanalysts
Anglo-Saxon terminology, military history and a pioneering duke: we delve into the origins of canal names
2016 has been an eventful year for the Leeds & Liverpool Canal…
Do you know your gunwale from your weedhatch?
Meet the boaters, walkers and riverbank gardeners spending time on the Oxford Canal this summer
National Geographic Explorer Daniel Raven-Ellison is campaigning to make London the world’s first National Park City.