TQ1777 : The Island, Brentford, with canal and boats

taken 3 years ago, near to Brentford, Hounslow, Great Britain

The Island, Brentford, with canal and boats
The Island, Brentford, with canal and boats
The blocks on the right are on an island between the Grand Union Canal seen straight ahead and a remaining part of the River Brent leading from the canal, then behind those blocks to a weir. There are permanent moorings for canal boats in the basin in front of the blocks - on the far right is "Madam". The office block seen in the centre is Glaxo Smith Kline.
The Grand Union Canal
The Grand Union is a 137 mile (220km), 166 lock, 2 tunnel canal running between Brentford in London and Birmingham. It is the longest canal in Britain, and has 11 main arms and junctions. It takes over a week to navigate.

The Leicester arm branches off at Norton Junction and runs 66 miles long through 59 locks (including 2 staircase locks at Foxton) and 2 tunnels to Leicester where it continues into the River Soar.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 March, 2016
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals  Docks, Harbours 
Primary Subject of Photo
Apartment Block 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1731 7749 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.0524N 0:18.7161W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1736 7739
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Narrowboat Mooring  Office Block 

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