London Region

London Region comprises:

Chelmsford Branch
Chiltern Branch
Lee & Stort Branch
Middlesex Branch
North & East London Branch
South London Branch

IWA's Vision for London

This Report sets out our vision for the 145 miles of navigable waterways in London.  It has been produced to highlight the specific issues for waterways users in the capital, which, given the relatively small geographical area and the huge demad, are more keenly felt in London than elsewhere in the UK. 

Read the full report here as a .pdf or alternatively see the report in book format on

London Region Events

Monday 16th September 2019 - a get together will London Boaters at the Pirate Castle, Oval Road, NW1 7EA.  Arrival any time after 5.30pm and the meeting will be from 6-8pm. Vision for London Forum

Tuesday 15th October 2019 - Boston to Denver by Narrowboat’ or, should we say, ‘What came out in the Wash?’ by Simon Judge and Libby Bradshaw. The ‘Fenland Frolickers’ as we called ourselves were a group of boaters, organised by St Pancras Cruising Club, who spent much of the summer exploring the waterways on the way to and as part of the fens. 11 narrowboats crossed the Wash on Saturday 22nd June and several others met up on and around the River Nene with a celebratory weekend in Ely in late July.

Tuesday 19th November 2019 - Further exploits of London WRG with Tim Lewis – hear about the canal restoration projects they have been involved in, canal camps and social weekends throughout the past year.

Tuesday 17th December 2019 - Christmas social with Mulled Wine and Mince pies, a quiz and auction of anything you like (or don’t like) to raise money for waterway projects

Tuesday 21st January 2020 - Developments and plans on our Waterways – an interactive evening with the IWA London region team

Region Socials

We hold our social meetings on the third Tuesday evening of each month except in July and August.

The map below shows the route from Paddington Station to the management office (in red).  Two Kingdom street is also marked on the map. Instead of going up the steps by the lift to the office follow the path round between the lift and the top of the Amphitheatre to Kingdom Street.  There will be someone on the security desk to give directions when you get to the building but if you get lost please ring me.

For more information about region socials please contact Libby Bradshaw on 020 8874 2787 or 07956 655037 or by emailing                                       

Search for other waterway events in your area using our online events calendar.

Contact the Region

Paul Strudwick