Regents Canal

Regents Canal (HM28G1)

Location: London, England N1 8DB Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 31.982', W 0° 6.182'

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A brief history of Regents Canal
The Regent's Canal is a 13.5km watercourse that extends from Little Venice in the west to Limehouse Basin in the east. Constructed as part of the Grand Union Canal system, it was the inspiration of engineer Thomas Horner in 1812, whose proposal found approval with John Nash, at that time designing Regent's Park. The stretch running from Regent's Park across the heart of Islington was completed in 1820.
The canals were used to transfer goods all around the country, and took cargo from
sea-faring vessels to canal barges. The importance of the canals as a commercial
route declined by the 1960s as a result of the increased popularity of rail and road.
Regent's Canal is now an important visitor attraction in Islington with facilities
including, boating and fishing. It is also a popular venue for festivals and
environmental educational trips. The Islington Boat Club now uses the main
City Road Basin of the canal. In 1992, the London Canal Museum was set up
in a former ice warehouse on New Wharf Road as an educational resource centre.
Regent's Canal forms an important wildlife corridor, where plants rare for London are found. It is a breeding ground for numerous fish and birds, and among those that thrive here are waterfowl such as coot, moorhen, mallard and

tufted ducks.
HM NumberHM28G1
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Date Added Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 700921 N 5713081
Decimal Degrees51.53303333, -0.10303333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 31.982', W 0° 6.182'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 31' 58.92" N, 0° 6' 10.92" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19 Colebrooke Row, London England N1 8DB, GB
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