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London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road King's Cross
London N1 9RT
United Kingdom

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Hampstead Road Locks

Hampstead Road Locks, known better by its informal name, Camden Lock, is a twin-manually operated lock on Regent's Canal in Camden. Built between 1818-1820, Hampstead Road Lock has two parts: the lock itself and a newer cast-iron roving bridge, which dates from 1845. The locks are currently Grade II, having replaced William Congreve's innovative, albeit failed, hydropneumatic locks, which were designed to conserve water.

Just before you descend under the first bridge of the lock, look at the stone that is set into the wall. It is the keystone of the first bridge to have been built at this site. We do not know the meaning of the symbols on it, but we know it was placed here when the old bridge was replaced in Victorian times by the newer, stronger bridge.

Did you know?
Hampstead Road Lock forms part of the popular Camden Market, and a waterbus to Little Venice operates from the Lock.

Hampstead Road Lock is the only twin-lock remaining on the Canal.

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The Hampstead Road Lock is a lock found on the northern end of Camden\
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Camden Lock, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London NW1 8AF
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