Alternative Adventures

Many adventures have been undertaken aboard narrow boat Alternative. Over recent years we have explored the River Thames and River Lea, Regents Canal of east and central London and not forgetting the beautiful Wey navigation.

From our home at Poplar Dock Marina, access to the Thames can easily be gained. However, with a rather modest Perkins diesel engine, Alternative is not exactly a speed boat and travelling with the tide always dictates our movements.

Travelling upstream into London is an incredible journey. Chugging along at 5 knots you begin to time travel through the capital's unique history. From the industrial east through Tower Bridge into the financial district and past some of the most famous buildings and bridges in the world.