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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Evening Walk

The Line: London's first dedicated modern and contemporary art walk
Stratford to North Greenwich t=short.21
Length: 7.2 km (plus 2 stops on the DLR and a Thames crossing on the 'Emirates Air Line'-cable car) Meet 19.00 hours prompt outside Stratford Station, at the bottom of the footbridge to the Bus Station. Exploration of this new waymarked walk in East London, which is split into three parts, and by now should have 14 Sculptures displayed, all by prominent artists. The route initially follows the River Lea, passes Three Mills Green & Water Mill (the largest tidal mill in the world) and the Film and Television Studios (London's largest) and then – a little further along The Lea – Cody Dock, an interesting community project on a former Gasworks site. After a short ride on the DLR (Star Lane to Royal Victoria) we walk along Royal Victoria Dock and take the cable car across the Thames (£3.40 on Oyster Pay As You Go, £4.50 cash fare, closes at 21.00 hours). The route then finishes with a stretch along the Thames Path rounding the O2-Dome, before turning to North Greenwich Underground Station and the neighbouring wide range of eateries and waterholes. The Line's website Map of the route Info on Three Mills Green and Mill Info on Cody Dock

6 comments:

DAC said...

Intend going.

Carol said...

Looking forward to this one, can you confirm that it's Wednesday evening please? not Thursday?

DAC said...

Yes it's Wednesday evening.

Arthur Dent said...

This is a little bit off topic, but I thought those of you who like to walk sections of the Thames path to the east of Tower bridge might be interested in the following article:
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/feb/24/private-london-exposed-thames-path-riverside-walking-route
.. and perhaps get involved in some lobbying?

Pia said...

intend coming

Anonymous said...

n=15 w=light_cloud The Walks poster was conspicuous by his absence (some say he was seen having a pint at a Pub in Mile End). Undaunted,the 15 made their way though the bustling thoroughfare at Stratford and headed south west along the high street AKA A118 for about a kilometre before swinging left onto the path by the Three Mills Wall river to view the first piece of art. Onwards to Three Mills to join the River Lea with a brief incursion onto the A12 and then Cody Dock, a great social enterprise and well worth a visit.
With some concern about the closing time of the Emirates Air Line, the group hastened to the DLR station at Star Lane caught a train to Royal Victoria in plenty of time to catch a "flight" to the 02 at dusk with the impressive London skyline below. A final stroll around the Dome to North Greenwich underground where some folks stopped to eat and others set of home. An interesting and varied walk well worth the effort.
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