Willowtree Marina, West Quay Drive
Modern, unpretentious boats starting from about $1,275 for four people for three nights. Off-peak prices for the same trip start at about $765 in March and $830 in October.
Cut out booking agents and go directly to this company, the only one with a base close enough to explore London in three days. Canal access will be limited and some locks will be closed during the Olympic Games. Fuel costs extra. No boating experience required.
The Narrow Boat
119 St. Peters St., London
Upscale fish and chips with waterfront seating. Entrees start at about $16.
Opposite 60 Blomfield Rd., London
Elegant seafood eatery with canalside vistas. Entrees start at about $19.
The Regent’s Canal towpath, between Whitmore Bridge and Kingsland Road Bridge, London
Fresh lattes and scones by boat. Breakfast starting from about $5.40.