Canary WharfStratford

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Canary Wharf and Stratford.

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Canary Wharf
Grid Ref TQ3752480161
Lat / Lon 51.50366° / -0.01993°
Easting / Northing 537,524E / 180,161N
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Grid Ref TQ3859784370
Lat / Lon 51.54122° / -0.00282°
Easting / Northing 538,597E / 184,370N
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Urban 100.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Lucy Cartwright

27 Nov 2023 Autumn

I started in Canary Wharf which I find to be a tricky place to walk, it does not feel like it was designed for human feet, more for cars. There were several main roads to cross and I found it a bit challenging to pick the right path. However when the route got onto the canal it was much more enjoyable. There was a narrowish flight of steps to access canal at Limehouse Cut.

On an overcast Sunday afternoon there was a kind of desolate beauty to walk through the industrial remnants of East London. The gentrification of Hoxton has not reached Limehouse. There are also some sculptures along the way (see photo), part of the The Line walk ( Note that there is a walking bridge to cross over Bow Creek which is ridged with bricks (see photo). Bikes can be pushed but it looks inaccessible to wheelchairs.

On Three Mills island House Mill was open and offering tours (and the cafe was open too!). I didn't have time to go in but looks well worth a visit. It's open on Sundays 11am to 4pm ( Photo is of the oast houses by the mill.

The finish of the walk in Stratford was mainly along a quiet side street so does not feel as confusing as the Canary Wharf end.

I enjoyed this walk more than I thought I would at the start, and would certainly visit the canal stretch again. Although I am not sure about going late at night on my own. This is a quiet walk (by London standards), and there was a stretch of the canal under a bridge that did not look lit. It was very dim even in the afternoon and I wonder if it would need a headtorch at night!.

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