Narrowboat Journey in Central London with Minimal List

Narrowboat Journey in Central London with Minimal List


hey guys I hope you’re good in today’s video I am out cruising with Joe Michael and George better known as Minimal List they have been doing an epic journey trying to cover all of the canals in London and I’ve come met them at Kings Cross to give them a hand and by give them a hand I mean play with George this is proper London boating a bookshop converted life boat tiny little boat here with an outside toilet and not forgetting the conservatory boat all this and a carpet of duck weed lets me know that we’re going to have a lot of good things to see today we’re coming up now to the Islington tunnel and this is going to be my first proper canal tunnel I did a dinky little one up in falkirk but it doesn’t really count it was basically just a big bridge I know from having walked along the canal and the diversion that I had to take because of the tunnel it’s going to be quite long but you can see the light at the end so I’m thinking it’s not going to be that bad as soon as you get in the tunnel it’s amazing it’s so cold and damp which is quite nice because we’re just coming at the end of a heatwave it looks like the end is in sight but no it’s deceiving the light gets big and then it gets small again and you lose all sense of distance and how far actually is to the end of the tunnel but eventually we do arrive we’re coming up now to our first lock I think it’s city road lock I’m really bad with my lock names Jo was operating the locks and Michael was driving the boat he’s not too shabby either George was just looking cute we’re just going past Wenlock basin now because the boats say so that’s how I know I like it when boats have their location name on them I could register my boat as three mills or bow locks and we’re just passing this boat olive now the thing about living in London you get to recognize a lot of the boats you get people that just stay within London and only meet the criteria of their license and they’re known as shufflers so even though there are so many more boats in London than anywhere else on the network you do have a sense of community and get to know different people and different boats it was quite obvious that Joand Michael aren’t from around here they were telling me that they had to double moron to someone and they were getting not nervous exactly but felt a bit uncomfortable having to ask and the person was like you know of course you can double moor like why would you even ask sort of thing but I have to be honest that is one of the things that really puts me off the idea of continuously cruising in London Jo was doing all of the locks by herself she is super strong but I was feeling a bit of an ass I’m just sitting and watching them not giving a hand so I promised that I would get out and help from the next one look at this cute little moorings hidden away down here I love stuff like that so this bit of London that we are going through now has a bit of reputation for being a crime hot spot we’re just by Victoria Park and it’s notorious for burglaries and muggings and suchlike but there seem to be quite a lot of boaters around at the moment so that’s good there isn’t an initiative called Canal Watch which is basically boaters go on patrol and report any crime that they find so hopefully it’s making something of a difference we’re gonna pull over now and grab some water and let George have a little run around and play with his ball in the park so honestly was going to help at the next lock but we bumped into this lovely American tourist and I decided that he would like to have a go and then I wouldn’t have to the boat in front of us is turning into the hole in the wall into the Hartford Union and we’re going to carry on straight towards Limehouse I’ve done that turn coming from Limehouse and it’s a pretty interesting maneuver but I think you did quite well honestly you can’t go anywhere without being filmed that’s the price of being YouTube famous Joe and George must have the strongest legs ever they just walk everywhere I do miss that about having a dog it definitely keeps you fit just in the distance there you can see Canary Wharf if like Michael you don’t actually know what Canary Wharf is it’s basically London’s financial district kind of like Wall Street so for reasons of reputational damage and preserving monetization on this video I couldn’t share a lot of what Michael and I were discussing but the clean bits were mostly about food feeds across your hurt so you get a better view here of Canary Wharf and that tower with the pointy top that’s the most iconic building in the area which a lot of people mistakenly think that that tower is called Canary Wharf but it’s not that’s one Canada square and the whole area is Canary Wharf here’s Joe doing yet another lock honestly I did help I didn’t just film but it kind of is come across like that on the video but in my defense Michael and I were making some really important plans for when we take over the world this is the lock coming into Limehouse Basin and I did that one all by myself cross my heart I’m so used to driving so it’s good to keep you a lot practice up my arms were killing the next day we’re just in Limehouse Basin now there are lots of really posh boats in here lots of big boats and the reason for that is that we’re right by the lock that goes out onto the tidal Thames and Joe Michael and I will be tackling that in a couple of videos time so make sure that you’re subscribed so you don’t miss that you can just see the lot there in the distance but for today we are going onto the Limehouse cut you all have seen this and many of my cruisin videos before Michael is going to give me a lift home how cool is that lift home by narrow boat so these three are going to spend the night at three Mills and I’m going to catch up with them again in the morning and we’ve got another cruising adventure planned thank you so much for watching my video I will see you all again very very soon bye for now

37 thoughts on “Narrowboat Journey in Central London with Minimal List

  • September 12, 2018 at 8:47 am
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    George had the most important job then, 'just looking cute'.

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  • September 12, 2018 at 9:09 am
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    Admit it you really want to register in Bow Locks πŸ™‚

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  • September 12, 2018 at 9:59 am
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    good to see all four of you

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  • September 12, 2018 at 10:53 am
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    ..the light at the end of the tunnel πŸ™‚

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  • September 12, 2018 at 12:09 pm
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    Even though it is London, it looks
    very calm and chilled on the canals.
    The widebeams seem to wear β€žsurf boardsβ€œ on their sides. Do you know what these are for?

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  • September 12, 2018 at 1:55 pm
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    Aww, great video … i watched Minimal List, then directly onto this, … i really love it when u celebrity nb vloggers team up and become a Nb supervlog! Davie xx

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  • September 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm
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    Lorna, your commentary just cracked me up πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Great vid! Thanks for sharing xx

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  • September 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm
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    Great vlog. Very relaxing to watch. Looking forward to your next adventures together!

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  • September 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm
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    Hi Yeah another excellent video!!! I find these London canals fascinating. It's good to get a London prospective London is amazing so different from our canals in the north. Great music as well. I hope you are doing well Keep up the good work Cheers Jo

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  • September 12, 2018 at 5:07 pm
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    Great video πŸ™‚

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  • September 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm
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    I really enjoyed this video!! It's very interesting to me to see London by longboat!

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  • September 12, 2018 at 5:55 pm
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    Looked like an a brilliant day out.

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  • September 12, 2018 at 6:20 pm
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    did you get to go through the set of locks in bow?
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  • September 12, 2018 at 6:25 pm
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    super vid well done and thank you to all four of you

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  • September 12, 2018 at 6:26 pm
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    Gosh & wow to that. So very, very different to the Midlands canals. Yikes to the floaty green stuff!

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  • September 12, 2018 at 7:50 pm
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    great video, and the volume balance between the dialog and the music is spot on.

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  • September 12, 2018 at 8:50 pm
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    My partner and I walk along this part of the canal at Islington as I work close by, so good to see familier sights. I also own a 65ft narrow boat moored in the Cambridgeshire area, more than happy to come and see a work in progress or a chat. Good video!

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  • September 12, 2018 at 9:10 pm
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    I see George has taken on new talent. Stick with that dog…..world take over imminent.

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  • September 12, 2018 at 10:11 pm
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    Lorna, your videos and audio are something special. Don't get me wrong, I also avidly follow Jasmin, Jo & Michael, Jono, Dan Brown, Fran & Rich, Keith & Bernadette and a few others. But there just seems to be something magical about the labyrinth of London canals that you are gradually revealing to us vicarious couch-boaters.
    Perhaps part of it is just how incongruous it all is – a busy, noisy, crowded urban metropolis with a sleepy, slow artery slithering right through it practically unnoticed.
    But more than just that, you make it so real. (I'm struggling for the right words but your regular followers will know what I mean).

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  • September 12, 2018 at 10:12 pm
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    Lovely video! Looking forward to taking over the world!! Hugs! M

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  • September 12, 2018 at 11:31 pm
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    Gorgeous! 😊 πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘

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  • September 13, 2018 at 5:06 am
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    best vid by far, best when you narrate rather than show a vid then talk about it after … super enjoyable

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  • September 13, 2018 at 1:18 pm
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    I think Jo has that scary, wirey, lady strength .. πŸ˜…

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  • September 13, 2018 at 1:22 pm
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    Nice one. Are there any canals near Hackney please?

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  • September 13, 2018 at 4:37 pm
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    Lovely video.

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  • September 14, 2018 at 10:20 am
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    Brilliant, blog thanks just seen Anna and Kath's, was just as good, brilliant narrating. Cheers

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  • September 14, 2018 at 6:57 pm
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    London is so grotty, horrid place

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  • September 14, 2018 at 8:56 pm
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    very nicely done, we never get to see london on tv from that perspective

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  • September 23, 2018 at 11:14 pm
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    I didn't know London had canals. Is there a community spirit on the London canals?

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  • October 17, 2018 at 7:39 pm
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    Great video and great channel! It was interesting to watch the canal from a boater's perspective. I used to cycle a lot along that part of the canal in Victoria park and I'd never thought it was in any way dodgy. I guess, boaters are more vulnerable.

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  • October 21, 2018 at 2:16 am
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    a person who mores up for months at a time is a tax evader?

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  • January 23, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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    Hi wat do u call the little narrow boats I keep seeing then or is it just little narrow boats hehehe. Av a good one πŸ˜˜πŸ‘

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  • January 23, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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    Sorry ment there πŸ˜πŸ‘

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  • February 27, 2019 at 6:04 am
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    Is all that nasty green stuff on the water Duckweed?

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  • March 5, 2019 at 12:56 pm
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    Not much traffic owing to the algae on the surface

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  • March 26, 2019 at 8:48 pm
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    Nice videos , what tune is that please LBG

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  • July 3, 2019 at 1:07 pm
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    Hi London boat girl,I love seeing London from a different aspect,viewing it from a narrowboat,it's totally awesome,
    Sorry, I Don't know your name,

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