Lock-free cruising to London
Packet Boat is a modern marina on a stretch of the Grand Union canal that has 23 miles free from locks. It’s ideal for a leisure mooring, where you can spend weekends and holidays cruising the canal with ease. Relaxing on your boat in the marina, surrounded by leafy parkland, you can easily forget that the bustle of London is less than 20 miles away. With great transport links, it’s also a prime location for a residential mooring, enabling you to work in the city and escape to peace and tranquillity at the end of each day.
Moorings at Packet Boat Waterside & Marina
Enjoy a secure berth with a range of facilities onsite and nearby, and a friendly team on hand to help whenever you need them.
Things to do in Middlesex and nearby
Visit London by boat and enjoy Little Venice, Camden Market and Portobello Road. Or take the train for a day trip and see the sights. Closer to Packet Boat Marina, Harmondsworth Barn, described as the "Cathedral of Middlesex" by Sir John Betjeman, is a Grade 1 listed, medieval building that will take your breath away. For outdoor fun, spend an afternoon at Colne Valley Regional Park, a pretty and characterful oasis with riverside walks, children’s play areas and a golf course. For other sports, Wembley Stadium is just 14 miles and Ascot Racecourse is 17 miles.
Packet photo gallery
View from the Waterside Crew
Phil - Waterside Operations Manager
"Tucked away on the Slough arm, you open up onto a large marina. A spot where you can appreciate the picturesque surroundings and tranquillity of this hidden gem. It’s great to work with a team who put everything into making it a lovely place for our customers to enjoy being at."
Packet Boat facilities
We’ve got all your practical needs covered with a full array of Aquavista brilliant basics that you’d expect from modern waterside living including secure moorings; well-kept environments; shower, toilet and laundry facilities; CCTV; free Wi-Fi; working pumps and efficient lighting; free allocated car parking and excellent customer service.
Your nearest local facilities
Find out what facilities are at your fingertips in the neighbourhood:
Packet Boat Waterside & Marina is open 9am until 5pm daily, until 6pm Thursday.
You can call us on 01895 449851 within these hours.