'Tarporley' will be on BBC Two
Sun 10 Feb 2013Click to see ->> Tarporley 'winding'
Our aim is to offer the leisure, discovery and educational opportunities a canal trip on 'Tarporley' can make possible. An introduction to London's canals is to discover a secret world running through the city. She will give you an exciting and different day (or more) out.
'Tarporley' is a 1937 working boat which has been converted and run in London as Camden’s community narrowboat for over thirty years. Skippered cruises on 'Tarporley' are available to all groups from charities, clubs and schools to businesses and private parties (we can take a maximum of 12 people). So that we can continue to meet our costs, and make Tarporley available to disadvantaged groups and others all year round, the hire-fees for private bookings are higher, effectively subsidising customers from community groups.
Tarporley has her home mooring on the Regent's Canal at Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG. We are just 400 yards north from Kings Cross St. Pancras Stations.
The main entrance to the Kings Place building is on York Way, with revolving doors that take you into the large atrium foyer area. However, before entering the building, you can access the canalside directly via a large open gate with a statue that you can see on your left. After going through the gate onto the quay you will see 'Tarporley' on your right.
If instead you wish to go inside KP, continue into the foyer forwards, towards the atrium seating area and then turn left towards the Box Office. To the right of the Box Office and next to the coffee shop, there are more revolving doors which access the quay where 'Tarporley' is moored in front of you.
There is also a bar and toilets within Kings Place, which you can use (as well as visiting the galleries, etc!)