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The Grand Union Canal, Maida Vale London

Maida Vale is an approximately, one square kilometre area situated in West London. Like most London areas, they seemed to have packed quite a bit including Little Venice on the Grand Union Canal.

The Grand Union Canal runs between London and the Midlands. One-part ends at the city of Leicester and the other in Birmingham. The Birmingham stretch is 137 miles and had 166 locks.

These canals were built in the early part of the industrial revolution though were slowly replaced by the railways from the mid-nineteenth century onwards.

These days the remaining canals are almost used exclusively for tourism. That said, some people live permanently on narrow boats and create small communities all over the UK.

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