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Waterways in the branch

IWA West London Branch covers 36 miles of canal in seven local authority areas of West London. The waterways in the Branch area are the main line of the Grand Union Canal between Brentford and Harefield, the Paddington Arm and the Slough Canal.

Local area

Limehouse Basin
Hammersmith Bridge waterways heritage structure at risk
Boat cruising through the pool past moored boats at Little Venice
A boat festival at Slough Arm on the Grand Union Canal.
Overgrown locks at Hanwell on the Grand Union Canal


Local events

Local activities

Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge, an iconic heritage structure, is at risk from disagreements over funding and climate change.

Branch Boundaries

IWA West London Branch campaigns for waterways within its area. The boundaries of the branch are:

  • Grand Union Canal main line from the Thames at Brentford to Stocker’s Lock (Lock 82) to the south of Rickmansworth
  • Grand Union Paddington Arm from Bulls Bridge to Ha’penny Bridge, Little Venice
  • Grand Union Slough Canal from Cowley to Slough Basin