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Ch 80

Call Sign


HW ±3

Berthing Rates

short stay:
not offered

up to 16m: £28

Book a Berth

YHA Rating

not rated


240V, 16/30A

3 within 5 mins

£2 wash/£3 dry

limited stock



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About the Marina

Members of the Cruising Association (CA) will know this to be the location of its headquarters, and those that frequent the inland waterways will know this to be the gateway to the Regents Canal, therefore the Limehouse Marina is run and managed by the British Waterways Marinas Ltd. The marina has an air of calm about it and its one of the most peaceful of London's marinas. Like most of the city's marinas its stuck out in the East End, but with its own Docklands Light Railway station right next to the marina, it provides a perfect base from which to explore the capital.

The CA is ultra friendly and non members are welcome to use the bar and catering facilities, plus it has a couple of cabins for overnight guests. The research library is a mecca of information for any cruising enthusiast, where you’ll find all the charts, pilots books and personal cruising logs on archive. A 15 min walk away is Canary Wharf which has a Waitrose and Tesco supermarket and numerous bars and restaurants. Closer by there're a hand full of riverside pubs and a couple of grocery shops.

Marina Approaches

The marina entrance faces SW so coming upstream the marina can be hard to spot, but the swing bridge at the marina entrance is clearly marked in bold white letting ‘Limehouse Marina’. Access through the swing bridge is between 0800 -1800 summer, 0800-1600 winter and by calling up VHF Ch80 call sign ,Limehouse Marina, or tel 0207 308 9930. The locks follows the same regime as the lifting bridge, if the ±3.5hrs HW London Bridge period falls within the above times. Entry through both the swing bridge and the locks outside the seasonal time schedule requires 24 hours notice. There is a waiting pontoon between the swing bridge and the locks which isn’t recommended since it leaves you rather trapped and exposed to the uncomfortable swell which funnels in from the river. Visiting vessels may be requested to provide insurance details before locking.

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