Guillotines, giant wheels and a ‘castle in the sky’ – marvel at the ingenious ways engineers have tackled the challenge of elevation
The hairy beast of Hackney Marshes, an ankle-grabbing ghoul and an alligator lurking in Welsh mountain lakes: delve into the myths and legends of our waterways
Your guide to remarkable bridges on our waterways
Sit by the fire with traditional music specialist Sam Lee, as he unravels the relationship between water and Britain’s folk heritage
Share in the life and times of John O’Connor, whose romantic vision shapes the way we see waterways today
Meet the boaters, families and time-travelling navvies who stopped by to explore the secret worlds unveiled at St Pancras Lock Open Weekend on 4-5 February 2017
Rope grooves, toll points and glow-in-the-dark mileposts: how to seek out clues to our waterways’ industrial past on your next walk
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.
Come with us as we descend into the ice wells below the London Canal Museum