NARROW BOATING IN LONDON

Black Prince

Willowtree Marina, West Quay Drive

Yeading, Middlesex

011-44-152-757-5115

www.black-prince.com

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.

WHERE TO EAT

The Narrow Boat

119 St. Peters St., London

011-44-207-288-0572

www.thenarrowboatpub.com

Upscale fish and chips with waterfront seating. Entrees start at about $16.

The Summerhouse

Opposite 60 Blomfield Rd., London

011-44-207-286-6752

www.thesummerhouse.co

Elegant seafood eatery with canalside vistas. Entrees start at about $19.

Towpath Cafe

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.

J.R.