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Messing about on the...canal

It is a grand re-union on the Towpath

Written by . Published on July 6th 2012.

Messing about on the...canal

Well it is not Eton, or Venice, or punting in Cambridge, or even Canal Street…

Down the East End we make do with a towpath, a squeeze into an embankment, a narrow boat is an event and the heron is carved in wood.

Towpath3Amazing what you can do in a small space

Beneath the cranes and the new box devs, it is all starting to kick off...

Never mind street food, this is the Towpath, canal food, next to the Waterline...film club on Tuesdays, jazz on Thursdays, acoustic Sundays...the bbq only comes out when it is sunny - nothing seems to happen on a fixed basis...

Towpath9Love on the waterways

even this impromptu romance on a boat last week...

Coffee from eight am...

Towpath4Firing up the bbq

I can hardly call this a review, more social commentary strictly a reference point for people who jog, who boat, who bike – ie everyone who is probably not a pedestrian – but uses the canal between Angel and Hackney.

Towpath7The menu

The menu can be as limited as, well here is the entire repertoire for a Friday night which happened to be bavette steak with coleslaw, chickpeas and tomato salad, and a pork and peppers...

change from £25 including two glasses of good rose.

Towpath8Bavette steak with coleslaw for £8

at other times it might just be a few well chosen bruscheta and local Meantime brew or very, very good Pimms...

Towpath5Front of house

The arches are barely big enough to be more than alcove space but carry their own insignia...

Towpath11Show off your apples


No web site either...

Towpath6Drinks at the Waterline

Towpath10The view from the bridge


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