As far as great walks are concerned, it doesn’t get much better than a stroll along Regent’s Canal. We did the east section in October last year, starting in Islington around Victoria Miro gallery, heading all the way up to the Limehouse Marina (fitter than we thought!), passing Dalston and Hackney on the way. The second part – reaching from Minerva street around Angel, through Camden and Little Venice towards the Paddington Station – we kept for this year’s early spring time.

Can enthusiastically recommend both tracks. Make sure not to miss some great street art pieces along the way in both directions, including the much talked-about Banksy v. King Robbo; cool architecture, such as the Nicolas Grimshaw flats near Camden; design gems like Thomas Heatherwick’s Rolling bridge in the Paddington Basin and amazing constructions, such as the Bethnal Green Gasometer. And that’s just naming a few out of many other great sights.

If you get thirsty, Waterline bar near Hoxton has both great wine selection and a sunny terrace to take a break. And if you don’t mind a small detour, Bistroteque restaurant in Wadeson street (Hackney) is amazing!

(more pics on our Flickr)