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A Barge carrying a magnificent set of giant Olympic rings was launched on the River Thames early this morning to mark 150 days until the start of the Games.

Measuring 11 metres high and 25 metres wide, the glowing display sailed regally through the city centre on a Barge pulled along by a tugboat.

The multi coloured rings were illuminated from below and had white LED lights on the reverse and began their journey down the Thames in pitch darkness.

As dawn broke, the Rings on the River Thames passed famous landmarks from the former British naval light cruiser HMS Belfast to sparkling skyscraper The Shard.

An ideal way to explore London is from the River Thames and on the city canals.

The Grand Union Canal, one of the longest in the UK, runs all the way from Birmingham into the heart of the capital.

The Paddington Arm, to Little Venice, and Regent Canal run close to the city centre passing through Regents Park.

These canals form part of a short circular cruising ring which includes the River Thames past the Houses of Parliament.

From our Canal Boat Holiday locations at Union Wharf, Gayton and Aldermanston you will be able to cruise the Grand Ring.

Moor up and explore the wonderful sights that the towpaths of London have to offer.

Whilst on your Canal Boat Holiday explore the attractions of the city along the River Thames.

These wonderful sights include The London Eye, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade,Tate Britain, Westminster Abbey.

Tower Bride and the Museum of London Docklands.

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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