Travel Information

Planning your Journey


London Canal Museum is one of the easiest visitor attractions to travel to in the world! We could hardly have better transport links. There are five stations within walking distance, numerous bus routes, rail links to three airports, and we are close by the main road system. We are about ten minutes' walk from St. Pancras International, the terminus of Eurostar in London.

King's Cross by Train

Lower-quadrant signal in the off position. (Greenford Station)

King's Cross by Underground

The Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith and City, Northern (City branch), Victoria, and Metropolitan lines all serve King's Cross. There are frequent services on all these routes. For a map of the Underground visit the London Underground Web site.

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Arriving by London Bus

King's Cross is served by numerous bus routes. The full list of route numbers is: 17, 30, 46, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476. In a southbound direction route 390, and in a northbound direction routes 17, 91, and 259 serve a request stop in Wharfdale Road, less than two minutes walk from the Museum.

For more bus information see the Transport for London London Buses website.

Arriving by Hired Bicycle

Cycles in racks for hire, tall building behind

The Santander Cycle Hire scheme provides a cheap, quick, and eco-friendly way to travel around central London and to visit the museum. The nearest docking station is in Killick Street, about a 2 minute walk from the museum. There is another in Crinnan Street, a similar distance.

There is another cycle station on Calshot Street, just off the Pentonville Road. The local streetmap at the Calshot Street docking station shows the museum's location. There are two other docking stations nearby:

Arriving on Foot

You can walk to the London Canal Museum comfortably from Euston, Russel Square, the British Museum, or along the towpath of the Regent's Canal (recommended only in daylight hours) from Camden where the Canalside is home to a famous open air market at weekends. It takes about 30 minutes to walk alongside the Canal from Camden Locks.

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Arriving by car

The museum does not have a car park. The nearest car park is the car park of St. Pancras International Station. Most of the time, therefore, public transport is recommended. A limited number of parking meters is available in the surrounding streets, but the charges are high during restricted hours. Parking is free and normally available after 1830 on weekdays, after 1330 on Saturdays, and all day on Sundays. Disabled persons with a "blue badge" may park outside the museum. Please note that some parking spaces in the street are for residents only during the day. If you are visiting at weekends or attending an evening event please make sure that you do not obstruct an entrance to a garage - these are in use 24 hours per day by local residents. The museum is just outside the Congestion Charging Zone.

Suggested routes from major locations (pop-up windows)




Oxford Street

South Kensington

St. Paul's Cathedral

London Bridge

Canary Wharf

Cannon Street

Liverpool Street


Charing Cross

Heathrow Airport

Gatwick Airport

Stanstead Airport

Luton Airport