summer on the water
All year round the Kings Cross area is a huge tourist attraction, drawing sightseers from around the world.
But in spring and summer residents flock to the Regent’s Canal near Granary Square.
Even with all this development, there’s plenty of wildlife around and many waterfowl such as moorhens, swans and Canadian geese make their home in the sheltered marshes near the bridges.
The steps down to the water near Coal Drops Yard and Camley Street Park have been converted into a pop-up cinema. It seems to be doing well, although we have concerns about COVID and we miss our favourite reading spot.
But the art of reading is alive and well in the Kings Cross canals, because our favourite floating bookshop Word on the Water is thriving!
Several years ago we blogged about the magical book barge and its sweet, eccentric owner Paddy, who has run the shop for many years.
It has survived the pandemic and the erratic UK economy to become a thriving hub of canal culture. The shop supports local street performers and has become a popular attraction for families.
We wish them the best and will continue to support them. Hopefully the Kings Cross stretch of the Regent Street Canal will continue to be a warm, welcoming community to all Londoners and visitors.
Originally published at https://wonderwanderwomen.blogspot.com.