Little Venice Canalway Cavalcade

Little Venice Canalway Cavalcade

Little Venice Canalway Cavalcade - Canal Festival

Saturday 29 April to 1 May 2023 - Little Venice

Just 200 metres behind our 4-star hotel in Paddington, you will discover the vibrant canals of Little Venice in London Paddington.

Taking place every year since 1983, the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) have been putting on a fantastic free London event called the IWA Canalway Cavalcade.

The Little Venice Canalway Cavalcade is a colourful canal festival that sees the waterborne homes, restaurant boats and canalside bars dressed-up with magical illuminations and traditional decorations.

Perfect for couples, friends and young families, the IWA Canalway Cavalcade has something for everyone. From eclectic live music and unique stalls to delicious cuisines and real ale bars, the Little Venice Canal Festival will also feature a range of children’s entertainment and showcase local artwork.

The Little Venice Canal Festival takes place along the Grand Union Canal between Blomfield Road, Warwick Avenue and Warwick Crescent so there will be a huge number of different attractions for you to enjoy on your visit to Little Venice in London.

This year is the 40th anniversary of the IWA Canalway Cavalcade so you can expect even more extravagant pageantry and extra special boating activities to mark this exceptional celebration.

One of the highlights of the Little Venice Canalway Cavalcade will be an illuminated procession of boats as they sail down the smooth waters of Little Venice behind our 4-star hotel in Paddington.

Come and see London’s waterways come alive this bank holiday weekend in London Paddington and stay with us in Mercure London Paddington Hotel. As we are only a 3-minute walk from all the fun at the Little Venice Canal Festival, you can maximise your party time! Please book Paddington hotel now.

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