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London Canal Museum, London

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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  • Combine a visit to this museum with a walk along the canal and you'll have a great view of a different London away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The museum also houses two Victorian ice wel...  read more »
  • A nice way enjoy a 1 1/2hr without having to go to one of the big (and free) museums in London. The site is half about the canals of England and London, and also a lot about the site, which used to be...  read more »
  • Attended the museum as part of a conference but had a chance to look around the exhibits which were very interesting and informative. Good Coffee and Buffet lunch as well. Friendly and helpful staff. 
  • Have you ever visited the Canal museum. If you are a big fan of the art - this museum will become your favourite place. On the 17th of May I'm planning to go there and enjoy the "Museums at Night" event. A nice chance to see the museum in a different light.
  • Its such a shame that I am even having to write this review but I feel that something must be said (that I can see alot of other people have also said!) My wife and I had our wedding reception here in July. The venue itself is wonderful and I cant rate it highly enough but the Manager Martin was one of the most condescending and rude persons that I have ever met. All thru the booking process up until the day itself, his cold attitude made us a feel very unwelcome. He belittled my caterers (if those guys were to review it the swearing would be unbearable) and also my friends who acted as staff in the day. My guests complained about his demeanour which was usually some sort of stomping about with a grimace on his face the whole time. I chose to turn off to his bad attitude on the day as I obvs has another focus but seriously the man needs a shake by the shoulders and be told to grow up. Yes the rules etc are comprehensive but I can respect that being a publican myself but it frustrates me that someone who clearly has no customer service skills can be in such an important role. Approach with caution, its supposed to be the best day of your life after all. I can rattle on all day about my disappointment with the man, and I have a wealth of emails and witnesses to back it up but I will let the reviews speak for themselves.
  • Where you can see all the lovely mansions and the beautiful boats that go passing by. I love staying in this place, very relaxing and many beautiful views to look on. Very relaxing and calming, that you will surely love.
  • If you are into narrowboats, this is the place to come. Been couple times. Saw Mikron theatre company there. They were absolutely superb. Staff don't seem hugely knowledgeable though. Go on a narrowboat trip through tunnel if you can.
  • A canal museum isn’t the first place you’d think of to find out about the history of ice cream, but at the London Canal Museum that’s what you’ll get – flake and all. In what was once an ice warehouse used by Carlo Gatti for his famous ice cream, you’ll find an exhibition on the stuff that is anything but vanilla. Sorry. You’ll also come away having learnt about the intriguing history of the canals and waterways, their people, horses and trade. Plus you get to go inside a narrow boat cabin. It certainly floated our boat. Sorry x 2.
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