Limehouse Basin Lock

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Limehouse Basin Lock No. 13
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The lock viewed from Narrow Street Bridge
Waterway Regent's Canal
County Tower Hamlets
Greater London
Maintained by Canal & River Trust
Operation Assisted
First built 1820
Latest built 1989
Length 100 feet (30.5 m)
Width 30 feet (9.1 m)
Fall tidal
Distance to
Paddington Basin
9 miles (14.5 km)
Coordinates 51°30′36″N 0°02′12″W / 51.510098°N 0.036693°W / 51.510098; -0.036693Coordinates: 51°30′36″N 0°02′12″W / 51.510098°N 0.036693°W / 51.510098; -0.036693

Limehouse Basin Lock is a lock forming the exit from Limehouse Basin to the Thames, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England.[1] It is the final lock on the Regent's Canal. The Narrow Street swing bridge sits between the lock and the river.

The current lock was built in 1989 for yachts and pleasure craft, to conserve water in the Basin. It measures 100 feet (30.5 m) by 30 feet (9.1 m) and was built completely within the chamber of the former Ship Lock entrance to the basin. This measured 350 feet (106.7 m) by 60 feet (18.3 m). The original gate-recesses and one of the gates remain in situ, to demonstrate the size of the former lock.

The nearest Docklands Light Railway station is Limehouse.

See also[edit]


Next lock upstream Regent's Canal Next lock downstream
Commercial Road Lock
No. 12
Limehouse Basin Lock
Grid reference: TQ363808
None - junction with
River Thames