Drifting along the Regent’s canal with Qcumber

Qcumber spritz

Cruising along the historic Regents Canal, from Paddington through Regents Park and the Maida Hill Tunnel then from Little Venice to Camden Lock Market was an excellent Summers evening adventure in London. A very remarkable opportunity to travel on a  barge filled with lovely Qcumber and friendly crew!

The venue

Qcumber spritz
The Electric Barge is plain and simple, quite spacious but unique and original. The Electric Barge, which is a floating classroom, when it’s not being used as an occasional events venue. They deliver fun, hands-on learning activities inspired by the rich ecology and heritage of the waterways for school children from across London. All earnings from the hire of the Electric Barge goes back into support these all-too-rare changes for children living in the city to discover and explore the natural world
at first hand.

The Trip

There is so much to see along the way from exquisite houses along the canal,
a glimpse of the London Zoo to the magnificent site of the Feng Shang
Princess, a floating Chinese Restaurant London Primrose Hill. It’s a
very calming and serene trip that lasted about one and half hours one way.

So I hear you ask, what is Qcumber? It’s a very refreshing premium sparkling non-alcoholic
cucumber drink.  A versatile drink, exceptional on its own but also
pairs very well as a mixer for gin, vodka and Pimms!  Once we were
onboard, we sipped some delicious concoctions and learned to make some
drinks with Qcumber inspired by British literature classics.











approaching Camden Lock


QCumber cocktail recipes


QCumber cocktails

Wind in the Willows
50ml Gin
15ml Douglas Fir Syrup
15ml lemon juice
10 mint leaves
Topped with Qcumber

Shake all of the ingredients and fine strain into a flute, top with Qcumber and garnish with a cucumber peel and mint leaf.

Wind in the Willows – Qcumber cocktail

Pride and Prejudice
50ml Tanqueray Gin
15ml Lemon Juice
2 bar spoons Raspberry Jam
Topped with Qcumber

Add all ingredients except Qcumber to a shaker. Shake vigorously, and strain over crushed ice in an old-fashioned glass. Top with Qcumber and garnish with a fresh raspberry and a lemon twist.

Pride and Prejudice, Qcumber cocktail

The Importance of Being Earnest
A cucumber and ginger gin fizz.
50ml Tanqueray Gin
20ml Lemon Juice
10ml Ginger Syrup
10ml Noilly Pratt
Topped with Qcumber

Add all ingredients except Qcumber to a shaker. Shake vigorously, and then pour over cubed ice into a highball glass. Top with Qcumber and garnish with fresh ginger and lemon twist.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Qcumber cocktail

More Recipes: Qcumber
Available from Tesco, Planet Organic, Ocado, Harrods, Wholefoods, The Co-operative and Partridges. Retails at 330ml : £1.69 and 750ml : £2.89

Next QCumber barge departs on Thursday the 6th August and Thursday, the 13th August 2015. The Electric Barge, moored on the Grand Union Canal, adjacent to Sheldon Square, Paddington Central, W2 6NA

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Disclosure: I was a guest of QCumber




  1. Funning Up My Life
    August 5, 2015 / 8:33 pm

    Your pictures are amazing 🙂 looks like you had an amazing time

  2. Leesha Starr
    August 5, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    What amazing pictures! I've never been down the canals in London, I'd love to though

  3. August 5, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    Thanks Rowan very kind of you, I try my best on the photography front. R

  4. August 5, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    Hi Leesha, you should it is so much fun, weather permitting! R

  5. Serena Reidy
    August 6, 2015 / 6:53 am

    Regent's Canal is so pretty, I love going for walks along it.

  6. August 6, 2015 / 7:14 am

    Hi Serena, the canal is so long and a great day out. Take so Qcumber with you to make more special 😉

  7. August 8, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    Cracking photos, the colours pop! Thanks for taking me, lovely eve. x

  8. August 11, 2015 / 9:39 am

    Thanks for the post , I gotta try aq umber and the pictures are so well placed as well