British Waterways London have constructed a new 120-berth marina at Cowley Peachey in Uxbridge, and the association is now offering boaters the chance to sign-up for non-residential moorings prior to its opening

British Waterways London have constructed a new 120-berth marina at Cowley Peachey in Uxbridge, and the association is now offering boaters the chance to sign-up for non-residential moorings prior to its opening in October.

The new marina is ideally situated at the junction of the Grand Union Canal and the Slough Arm as it enables boaters to explore London’s Little Venice and Camden and cruise onto the rivers Stort, Lee, the non tidal section of the Thames via Brentford and of course, heading North, the Grand Union itself.

Built to a high standard within a newly developed park area, the marina will provide water, electricity, pump-out, toilet and shower facilities and a boatyard for maintenance and repairs. The site also boasts the popular and well-established Turning Point pub and restaurant and hire boat facilities in the summer months. Madge Bailey, business development manager at British Waterways London said: “This new marina facility is part of British Waterways’ commitment to create new moorings and facilities. It will be available for any duration of stay and its location makes it ideal for a stop-off en route to London, the Thames or the grand Union north.”

The mooring fees are £126 per metre per full year. To register an interest in moorings, boaters should contact Robyn Neilson at British Waterways London on 020 7432 8316.

This development is just part of British Waterways’ bid to transform and regenerate London’s waterways due to funding from London’s Waterways Partnership. For boaters in the London area there is a promise of more visitor moorings, improved service points, new information boards, “stop ‘n’ shop” moorings at key locations and general canal environment improvements.