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New spring cleaned website for walkers quay

Andrew Walker - Friday, March 02, 2012

Welcome to our new look web site for 2012 which we will be expanding as the new season progresses.

With this new website we hope to be able to keep you up to date with available cruises, new menus as we introduce them, special cruises, and new for this year we will be introducing a range of special offers to tempt you to experience for yourself the pleasures of a relaxing and interesting cruise along London’s fascinating Regent’s canal.

We will commence cruising with Jenny Wren in April, slightly later this year than normal, as we are taking the opportunity to give her an innovative upgrade.

Engine upgrade

After 35 years of reliable service, her old traditional Lister diesel engine is being reluctantly retired, as the necessary spare parts to keep it in service are becoming increasingly harder to source.

We are taking the opportunity to install a new super quite engine, which together with the other work we are carrying out, we hope will enable you to enjoy an almost silent and peaceful cruise, undisturbed except for the sounds of the water lapping against the hull and the wash of the propeller. This new engine will enable us to use the new bio diesel fuel which is increasingly becoming the standard, and we will also meet, in these environmentally conscious days, the new strict emission standards soon to come into force.

On board heating 

One of the main features of cruising on the Jenny Wren, is that she is open sided, providing excellent views of the passing scenery, undisturbed by reflections bouncing back from being behind windows – the preferred option by many who enjoy her open feel and wish to take photographs, and those who don’t want to be enclosed in a greenhouse like cabin particularly on the sunny days.

She has always enjoyed the protection from rain by her full length canopy, but previously it has been necessary to wrap up against chilly weather.

Now, new for this season and unique to us, we are introducing a new instant heat system which we confidently expect will keep you warm even during the winter months, a first for canal tour boats operating on this canal, so you will be able to enjoy the best of both worlds and book aboard without worrying about your day being spoilt by the vagaries of the fickle English weather.

Mothers' Day

We are just about to start our 2012 season, (the Daffodils are coming out in the Park,) on My Fair lady with our Mothers’ Day Sunday Lunch Cruise, see our Sunday Lunch Menu for details. This is a family orientated cruise, based on a traditional Sunday lunch, offering the opportunity for the traditional cook to have a day off, while everyone enjoys a splendid lunch without having to spend the time preparing and cooking it – even better, without having to wash up afterwards either.

Booking number is 020 7485 4433.

Gift Vouchers - give as a present

Do you need a present for someone who has everything?  Give one of our Sunday Lunch Vouchers. These can be redeemed on any of our public Sunday Lunch Cruises throughout the year.

These can be purchased by phone us on 020 7485 4433.



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