Grand Union (Leighton Buzzard to Brentford)

The Grand Union - Leighton Buzzard to Brentford, including the Paddington Branch and the Slough branch.

Header Photo by Carole Smith.

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Leighton Buzzard / Linslade

  • Wyvern Shipping Co. Rothschild Rd. LU7 2TF. 01525 372355 (Water/Diesel/Gas/Repairs/)
  • Moor near Br 114 for shops and acces to Leighton Buzzard & Linslade
  • Globe Inn. Globe Lane. LU7 2TA. 01525 373338 (Rest/Pub/Accommodation) Bridge 111
  • The Hunt Lodge. 19 Church Rd. LU7 2LR. 01525 374692 (Family Run B&B)
  • Swan Hotel 2*. 50 High St. LU7 1EA. 01525 380170 (Wetherspoons)
  • White Horse. 9 New Rd. LU7 2LS. 01525 635739 (Pub/B&B)
  • Aldi. Vimy Rd. LU7 7ER. 0800 042 0800
  • Tesco Superstore. Vimy Rd. LU7 1ER. 0345 677 9421 (Bridge 114)
  • Buses: From Tesco/To Linslade/Leighton Buzzard/Aylesbury/Milton Keynes etc
  • Rail: Leighton Buzzard. LU7 2LY.
  • Rail: London Midland (London/Birmingham) Southern (Northampton/ Milton Keynes)
  • Taxis: Burgins Taxis. Station Approach. LU7 2LY. 01525 372131
  • Buckingham Arms. 92 Old Rd. LU7 2RB. 01525 374665
  • Globe Inn. Globe Lane. LU7 2TA. 01525 373338 (Bridge 111#)
  • Golden Bell. 5 Church Square. LU7 2AE. 01525 373330 (Live Sports/Beer Garden)
  • Indian Ocean. 13 Wing Rd. LU7 2NG. 01525 383251
  • Linslade Fish Bar. 43 Old Rd. LU7 2RB. 01525 373617
  • Olympus Cafe. 24-30 Leighton Rd. LU7 1LF.  (Bridge 114) All Day English/Greek breakfast *R
  • The Raj. 5 Old Rd. LU7 2RB. 01525 379319 (Indian Restaurant)
  • Ship Inn. 90 Wing Rd. LU7 2NN. 01525 382858  (Homemade Pies/Carvery/Bar/Cask Ales/)
  • Swan Hotel. 50 High St. LU7 1EA. 01525 380170 (Wetherspoons)
  • White Horse. 9 New Rd. LU7 2LS. 01525 635739 (Pub/B&B)
  • All Saints Parish Church. Church Square. LU7 1AE. 01525 381418
  • St Barnabas Church. Vicarage Rd. LU7 2LP. 01525 372149

Grove

Slapton

  • Buses: Bus 164 to Cheddington or to Leighton Buzzard

Cheddington

  • Premier Stores. 2 Barkham Close. LU7 0RJ. 01296 668245
  • The Haldi. 80 Marsworth Rd Pitstone  LU7 9AS. 01296 662204 (Delivers to Cheddington)
  • Howe & Son Fish & Chips (Fri Lunch & Wed Evenings) Boat Shaped Van with bell.
  • The Old Swan. 58 High St. LU7 0RQ. 01296 662171
  • Sully's Fish & Chips (Van  Fridays 6.30 – 8.30 High St by the green)
  • Three Horseshoes. Mentmore Rd. LU7 0SD. 01296 668367 (Howe's Chip Van Wed 10pm...)
  • Waterways Cafe. 2 Cooks Wharf Cottages. Cooks Wharf. LU7 0SZ. 01296 662992

Pitstone & Ivinghoe

  • Haldi. 80 Marsworth Rd. LU7 9AD. 01296 662204 (Award-winning Bangladeshi Restaurant)
  • The King's Head Restaurant. Station Rd. LU7 9EB. 01296 668388
  • Rose & Crown Ivinghoe. 8 Vicarage Lane. LU7 9EQ. 01296 668472
  • Waterside Cafe@ Pitstone Wharf. LU7 9AD. 01296 662992

Marsworth

  • Junction here for Aylesbury Arm - see further down page...
  • All Saints CHurch. Church Lane. HP23 4LX. 01296 668260
  • Puttenham St Mary. Church Lane. HP23 4PR. 01442 822170

Bulbourne

  • Tring Reservoirs. S of Bridge 132/Marsworth Locks. (National Nature Reserve)

Aldbury

  • Rail: Tring. HP23 5QR. London Midland (London Euston/Milton Keynes)

Cow Roast

  • The Cow Roast. Cowroast Lock. HP23 5RF. 01442 822287 (Punch Taverns...)

Northchurch

  • Tesco Express. 135-137 High St. HP4 3QR. 0345 610 2773

Berkhamsted

  • Autocoin Launderette & Dry Cleaners. 331 High St. HP4 1Al. 01442 864203 (Lock 52 )
  • Waitrose. St John's Well Court. HP4 1HS. 01442 877505
  • Rail: Berkhamsted. Northern/London Midland. Trains to London/Northampton/Milton Keynes
  • ASK Italian. 247-249 High St. HP4 1AB. 01442 878287
  • Here. 28-30 Lower Kings Rd. HP4 2AB. 01442 300870 (Cafe/Restaurant/Bar)
  • Highwayman. 262 High St. HP4 1AQ. 01442 285480
  • The Lamb. 277 High St. HP4 1AJ. 01442 862615
  • Olive Tree Restaurant. 270 High St. HP4 1AQ. 01442 876726  (Greek Restaurant)
  • Porters Bar & Restaurant. Unit 3 300 High St. HP4 1ZZ. 01442 876666
  • Punjab Brasserie. 374 High St. HP4 1HU. 01442 863314 (Takeaway)
  • The Rising Sun. Canalside. HP4 2EG. 01442 864913
  • Taj Mahal. 11-13 London Rd. HP4 2NB. 01442 862370  (Asian Restaurant)
  • Verandah. 333-337 High St. HP4 1AL. 01442 878799 (Indian Restaurant & Takeaway)

Winkwell / Bourne End

Boxmoot

  • Moorings between Br 149 & 150 or at pub

Hemel Hempstead

  • Bridge 151
  • Pets At Home. Daventry Retail Park. 251 London Rd. HP3 9AA. 0845 600 8742
  • Aldi Apsley. London Rd. HP3 9AA. 0800 042 0800
  • Buses: Bus 500 to Aylesbury/Hemel Hempstead (every 20 mins)

Apsley

  • Moorings Bridge 151 or 153
  • Head 2 Toe. 18 Dickinson Quay. HP3 9WQ. 01442 231020
  • Town Tub. 7 The Denes, Barnacres Rd. HP3 8AP. 01442 252139
  • Holiday Inn Express 3*. Stationers Place. HP3 9RH. 0871 902 1614
  • Nisa Local. Dickinson Quay. HP3 9WG. 01442 219444
  • Sainsburys. London Rd. HP3 9QZ. 01442 218352
  • Apsley Mills Retail Park. London Rd. HP3 9QN. 01442 255201
  • Buses:  500 to Hemel Hempstead, Aylesbury, Tring or Watford
  • Rail: Apsley Station. HP3 9GF. London Midland. Northampton, London, Tring, Milton Keynes
  • Taxis: Rainbow Cars. Apsley Railway Station. HP3 9SX. 01442 252588
  • Hemel Hempstead Community Church. London Rd. HP3 9RL. 01442 216609

Kings Langley

  • Moor near Bridge 158 for shops & pubs (Water Lane)
  • Kings Langley PO. 13C Hempstead Rd. WD4 8BJ. 0845 722 3344
  • The Barbers Lounge. 10 High St. WD4 8BH. 01923 261191
  • NNS Salons. 6 High St. WD4 8BH. 01923 292000
  • Profiles. 16 High St. WD4 8BH. 01923 262536
  • Langley Launderette. 11C Hempstead Rd. WD4 8BJ. 01923 269409
  • Premier Inn Kings Langley. Henpstead Rd. WD4 8BR. 0871 527 8568
  • The Langley Butcher. 4 High St. WD4 8BH. 01923 262450
  • Spar Kings Langley. 14 High St. WD4 8BH. 01923 262823
  • Rail: Kings Langley. WD4 8LL. London Midland. Trains to Milton Keynes, Tring, London Euston

Abbots Langley

Hunton Bridge

  • The Kings Head. Bridge Rd. WD4 8RE. 01923 262307

Croxley Green

  • The Links Sub PO. 295 Baldwins Lane. WD3 3LE.
  • The Barbershop. 192 Watford Rd, WD3 3DB. 01923
  • Taglio Per Uomo. 55 Baldwins Lane. WD3 3LS. 01923 819070
  • Shamma Dry Cleaners. 200 Watford Rd. WD3 3DD. 01923 210000
  • Bridgewater Boats. Bridgewater Basin. Cassio Bridge. WD18 8SN. 01923 211448
  • P&S Marine.P&S Marine. WD18 8SN. 01923 248372 (Cranage/Maintenance/Repairs/Installation)

 

  • Premier Inn Watford Croxley Green 3*. 2 Ascot Rd. WD18 8AD. 0871 527 9138
  • Simmons Bakers. 51 Baldwins Lane. WD3 3LS. 01923 819959
  • Spar. 47-49 Baldwins Lane. WD3 3LS. 01923 229607

 

  • rail: Croxley Station. Watford Rd. WD3 3DD. 0343 222 1234 Metropolitan Line

 

 

Rickmansworth

  • Barclays. 6 Church St. WD3 1BT. 0345 734 5345
  • HSBC. 131 High St. WD3 1AP. 0345 740 4404
  • Lloyds. 82 High St. WD3 1AG. 0345 300 0000
  • Nationwide. 123 High St. WD3 1AN. 0800 554 0613
  • NatWest. 159 High St. WD3 1AR. 0345 788 8444
  • Rickmansworth PO. 64 High St. WD3 1AA. 0845 722 3344
  • Santander. 107-109 High St. WD3 1EG. 0845 765 4321
  • Funky Follicles. 18 Church St. WD3 1DD. 01923 777755 (Barbers)
  • Gig Hair & Beauty. 2 Church St. WD3 1BU. 01923 776760
  • H O B Salons. 105 High St. WD3 1AN. 01923 711414
  • Vanilla Hair Studio. 68 High St. WD3 1A. 01923 902222
  • Colne Practice. Colne House. 99A Uxbridge Rd. WD3 7DJ. 01923 776295
  • Rickmansworth Dental Centre. 133B High St. WD3 1AN. 01923 777450
  • Riverside Pharmacy. 135 High St. WD3 1AR. 01923 772017
  • Cinnamon Square. 9 Church St. WD3 1BX. 01923 778353 (bakers)
  • Tesco Superstore. Frogmore Wharf. Harefield Rd. WD3 1LX. 0345 677 9575
  • rail: Rickmansworth Station. Chiltern Railways. WD3 1QY Aylesbury/London Marylebone

Harefield

  • Moorings near Br 177. Many shops/takeaways etc in Haresfield centre (30mins walk)
  • Co-operative Food. 6 High St. UB9 6BU. 01895 822127 (30min walk)
  • Bus:  U9 to Harefield Library from Park Lane/Shelley Lane.
  • The Coy Carp. Fishery Cottages. Copper Mill Lane. UB9 6HZ. 01895 821471 Br 177
  • Fishermans Net. 3 High St. UB9 6JX. 01895 820888 takeaway (30min walk)
  • The Old Orchard. Park Lane. UB9 6HJ. 01895 822631

Uxbridge

  • Uxbridge PO. 148 High St. UB8 1JY. 0845 722 3344 (WH Smiths)
  • Pavilion News. 1A Pantile Walk. UB8 1LN. 01895 814606
  • The Pavilions Shopping Centre. Chequers Square. UB8 1LN. 01895 233926

Southall

  • Ace Cutz. 177 Norwood Rd. UB2 4JD. 020 8574 4422
  • Grover Superstore. 179 Norwood Rd. UB2 4JD. 020 8893 5546
  • NBR Supermarket. 147-151 Norwood Rd. UB2 4JB. 020 8574 2106
  • Paul's Bakery. 143 Norwood Rd. UB2 4JB. 020 8574 8388

Brentford

  • Watermans Art Centre. 40 High St. TW8 0DS. 020 8232 1010 (Cinema/Theatre/Cafe/Bar)
  • Barclays. 203 High St. TW8 8AD. 0345 734 5345
  • Brentford Branch PO. 102-103 High St. TW8 8AT. 0845 722 3344
  • NatWest. 100 High St. TW8 88AY. 0345 788 8444
  • Creative Hair Salon. 57 High St. TW8 0AH. 020 8758 9796
  • Holiday Inn London – Brentford Lock 4*. Commerce Rd. TW8 8GA. 020 8232 2000
  • Premier Inn London Kew Bridge 3*. 52 High St. TW8 0BB. 0871 527 8670
  • Brentford Market. Market Place. TW8 8AH. 020 8847 3222 (Food Market every Sunday)
  • Morrisons. 228-246 High St. TW8 0AB. 020 8560 4254
  • Brentford Station. TW8 8DT. South West Trains.

Wendover Arm...

The Wendover Arm links the picturesque village of Wendover in Buckinghamshire with the main Grand Union Canal at the Tring Summit in Hertfordshire. Nestled in the Chiltern Hills, the canal follows the 390 foot contour around the hills and has no locks.It is possible to walk the entire Arm along the towpath, however boats are currently restricted to the first 1.5 miles from Bulbourne to a newly constructed winding hole at Little Tring.

Wendover Arm Trust

Paddington Arm... (Bull's Bridge Junction)

Northolt

  • Northolt PO. 46 Mandeville Rd. UB5 5AA. 0345 722 3344
  • Northolt Launderette. 12 Mandeville Rd. UB5 5BJ. 020 8839 9991
  • Co-operative Foods. 52-58 Church Rd. UB5 5AB. 020 8841 3638
  • rail: Northolt Underground Station. Mandeville Rd. UB5 4AA.
  • taxi: AtoZ MiniCabs. 90 Pinner Rd. HA1 4GZ. 020 3016 3448

Alperton

  • Lloyds Pharmacy in Sainsbury's. 360 Ealing Rd. HA0 1PF. 020 8998 3070
  • Loon Fung Alperton. 1 Glacier Way. HA0 1HQ. 020 8810 8188 (Chinese Supermarket)
  • Sainsbury's. 360 Ealing Rd. HA0 1PF. 020 8566 9393
  • rail: Alperton Underground. Ealing Rd. HAO 4LU. Piccadilly Line

Little Venice

  • The Bridge House. 13 Westbourne Terrace Rd. W2 6NG. 020 7266 4326
  • Waterside Cafe. Warwick Crescent.W2 6NE. 020 7266 1066 (Restaurant Boat)

Paddington

  • Paddington Quay PO. Retail Unit 6, West End Quay. 4 Praed Street. W2 1JX. 0345 722 3344
  • Tesco Express. S Wharf Rd. W2 1JX. 0345 026 9156
  • Paddington Station. Praed St. W2 1HQ. 0345 711 4141

     

Slough Arm... (Cowley Peachey Junction)

Langley

  • Langley PO. 13 Harrow Market. SL3 8HJ.
  • Lloyds. Clayton Parade. SL3 8HE. 0345 300 0000
  • Nationwide. 5 Willow Parade. Meadfield Rd. SL3 8HN. 0800 554 1465
  • Medivet. 179A Tamar Way. SL3 8SZ. 01753 547272
  • Langley Guest House. 3 Station Rd. SL3 8BU. 07980 817483
  • Travelodge Langley Hotel. 399 London Rd. SL3 8PS. 0871 559 1844
  • Budgens. The Harrow Market. SL3 8HJ. 01753 546592
  • Tesco Langley Express. 24 Parlaunt Rd. SL3 8BB. 0345 026 9415
  • buses: No 3 Bus to Langley & Slough/ Uxbridge
  • rail: Langley Station. Station Rd. SL3 6DB. 0345 700 0125 Great Western

Slough

  • Upton Lea Sub PO. Nisa. 12-14 Mirador Cresc. SL2 5JX.
  • Nisa. 12-14vMirador Cresc. SL2 5JX. 01753 537791
  • Tesco Express. 1-7 Grasmere Parade. Wexham Rd. SL2 5HZ. 0345 026 9806
  • Virk Superstore. 245 Wexham Rd. SL2 5JT. 01753 692000 (Greengrocer)

 

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