IWA Canalway Cavalcade

IWA Canalway Cavalcade

Join the crowds heading to IWA’s Canalway Cavalcade in Paddington this May – London’s biggest, brightest and best waterways festival! This free, annual carnival celebrates London’s nautical-dwelling communities in style: around 130 water homes will be moored up along the picturesque banks of Little Venice in a pageant bursting with life and colour; and, with pop-up shops and a packed programme of entertainment, this vibrant, sparkling celebration is not to be missed!

2020’s celebration runs for two days – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May – and promises to draw crowds as large as ever. There’s plenty on offer to please every taste: nautical enthusiasts will appreciate the range of boats – from historic barges to residential and working narrowboats; but even those with no nautical knowledge will admire these stunning boats dressed to the nines and enjoy meeting a community of water-dwellers who see London from a fascinatingly different perspective.

With a host of craft stalls, trade shows, family activities, as well as old British fair favourites such as Morris dancing and real ale stalls, there’s plenty to keep you occupied; and the packed programme of exceptional live music is worth the visit alone! Little Venice is just a stone’s throw away from us at the Mercure Paddington, so staying with us places you perfectly in the heart of the festivities.

BOOK a night stay now and take advantage of these fascinating events in the local area. 

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