art of Regents Canal in east London has been drained for repair work
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Regent's Canal drained for repairs

It was a rare chance to see what lies beneath the surface of one of London's canals after 7.5 million gallons of water was drained from Regent's Canal in east London.

The draining of the water, which was required to refurbish part of the canal, revealed a safe, shopping trolleys and even a giant carp.

BBC London's Marc Ashdown spoke to Sam Thomas from the Canal and River Trust and Florence Salberter a heritage advisor.

  • 16 Oct 2014
  • From the section London