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West London Motor Cruising Club

The WLMCC provides non-residential moorings and social activities at its Clifford Road, Alperton site, on the Grand Union Canal just ninety lock-free minutes from Little Venice and central London.

Welcome to WLMCC

We can usually offer short-term moorings (up to 14 days) for non-members.
Moorings for more than 14 days are occasionally available for non-members.

And of course we do sometimes have vacancies for new members.
People living in the area are most welcome.

We are also agents for British Waterways for the issuance of boat licences.
WLMCC is a member of the the Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs (AWCC)

Our Story

The Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal at Alperton

The Paddington Arm of the then Grand Junction Canal was opened in 1801 from Bull’s Bridge near Southall to Paddington Basin. The canals were initially a success, particularly for transporting coal, building materials and other bulky loads, but the rise of the railways not long after the canals were built substantially reduced their importance. Now they are primarily a leisure facility. The Paddington Arm was one of the last to see the old-fashioned style of regular commercial traffic of paired narrow boats carrying the traditional materials such as coal, oils, and tar. The Paddington Arm now sees regular commercial traffic, usually in the form of aggregates.

The towpath is followed by the Grand Union Canal Walk. This section is between Horsenden Lane North at Perivale and Manor Farm Road at Alperton. The open spaces of Horsenden Hill and Sudbury Golf Course are on the far side for much of the way to give a feel of countryside, but here Alperton Cemetery is on the far side.

Founded in 1938

Oldest club on the Canal

Lock Free Route

90 mins to Central London

AWCC Member

Waterways Cruising Clubs

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