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Packet Boat Waterside & Marina

Packet Boat Lane, Cowley, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2JJ
01895 449851
TYHA Gold Anchor Award Scheme - 4 Anchors


Lock-free cruising to London                     

Packet Boat is a modern marina on a stretch of the Grand Union canal that has 23 miles free from locks. It’s ideal for a leisure mooring, where you can spend weekends and holidays cruising the canal with ease. Relaxing on your boat in the marina, surrounded by leafy parkland, you can easily forget that the bustle of London is less than 20 miles away. With great transport links, it’s also a prime location for a residential mooring, enabling you to work in the city and escape to peace and tranquillity at the end of each day. 

Moorings at Packet Boat Waterside & Marina

Enjoy a secure berth with a range of facilities onsite and nearby, and a friendly team on hand to help whenever you need them.

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Things to do in Middlesex and nearby

Visit London by boat and enjoy Little Venice, Camden Market and Portobello Road. Or take the train for a day trip and see the sights. Closer to Packet Boat Marina, Harmondsworth Barn, described as the "Cathedral of Middlesex" by Sir John Betjeman, is a Grade 1 listed, medieval building that will take your breath away. For outdoor fun, spend an afternoon at Colne Valley Regional Park, a pretty and characterful oasis with riverside walks, children’s play areas and a golf course. For other sports, Wembley Stadium is just 14 miles and Ascot Racecourse is 17 miles. 

Life on the water at Packet Boat Waterside & Marina

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Boats across the water at Packet Boat Marina
Close up of widebeam barge
Widebeam barge moored on grass bank
Packet Boat Waterside & Marina

View from the Waterside Crew

"Tucked away on the Slough arm, you open up onto a large marina. A spot where you can appreciate the picturesque surroundings and tranquillity of this hidden gem. It’s great to work with a team who put everything into making it a lovely place for our customers to enjoy being at."

Roma - Waterside Manager

Packet Boat facilities

What’s onsite?

We’ve got all your practical needs covered with a full array of Aquavista brilliant basics that you’d expect from modern waterside living including secure moorings; well-kept environments; shower, toilet and laundry facilities; CCTV; free Wi-Fi; working pumps and efficient lighting; free allocated car parking and excellent customer service.

Your nearest local facilities

Find out what facilities are at your fingertips in the neighbourhood:

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Opening hours

Packet Boat Waterside & Marina is open 9am until 5pm daily, until 6pm Thursday.

You can call us on 01895 449851 within these hours.

During seasonal and bank holidays our typical office hours may vary, please call the waterside office before making a visit.

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To moor with us at Packet Boat Waterside & Marina please get in touch

Call our Support Centre Crew on

0115 9077444 Contact us