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Islington to Victoria Park

Route Details

  • From - to: Angel Islington – Victoria Park
  • Type: Towpaths, park tracks
  • Access: Angel tube station, Haggerston overground station, Cambridge Heath railway station
  • Surface: Tarmac / gravel towpaths, tarmac path tracks

Route Description

This route follows the towpath that runs east alongside the Regent's Canal, and provides an attractive family-friendly off-road link between Islington and Victoria Park.

Beginning in Islington, the route follows the towpath along the length of the canal, and passes a series of attractive buildings including the Rosemary Branch Theatre, as well as several ornate locks. The towpath often gets very busy on the weekend, so both cyclists and walkers should be mindful of other users, particularly those with dogs. Care should also be taken around moored longboats, which feature along the length of the canal.

In Hackney the towpath runs south of the popular Broadway Market, which is filled with stalls selling hot food, deli items, clothing and records every Saturday, so if you're on the towpath that day it is worth visiting to try a delicious burger or sample some cake! There are also several independent shops, cafes and pubs, so there will be something for everyone. For those willing to head further south of the market, Haggerston BMX track is a popular haunt for young cyclists.

From here the route leaves the towpath and heads through Victoria Park, one of the largest green spaces in east London. The route ends in the park, so why not sample one its fantastic sporting facilities, including football pitches, cricket wickets, tennis courts, a rugby pitch and a bowling green.

Local attractions

  • Broadway Market
  • Regent's Canal
  • Haggerston BMX track
  • Victoria Park (sporting facilities)

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This route follows the towpath that runs east alongside the Regent's Canal, and provides an attractive family-friendly off-road link between Islington and Victoria Park.