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Thursday, 26 December 2019

Angel to Limehouse

This is a squelch free walk (ok, there may be a few puddles) for those who may wish to stretch their legs after the festivities. The walk can be extended to Greenwich for those with an appetite for a longer outing

Length 7 miles (11.5 km)
Toughness  1 out of 10

Getting there

Angel underground station is served by TFL's Northern line (Bank branch). There are also many bus routes through the area.
Meet at the exit of the Underground Station's ticket hall for 10:30 am

Getting back

Catch a DLR from Limehouse, Jubilee line/DLR from Canary Wharf or DLR from Greenwich.  The DLR has many connections with the tube network, 


An Oyster Card covering your starting zone and zones 1 and 2 or use your contactless credit/debit card.


An easy flat walk on towpaths and footpaths. This walk initially passes the "Hanging gardens of Islington" along Regents Canal before passing  through Victoria Park. The recommended pub stop is The Crown just beyond this park (although there are many other hostelries en route). Although the walk finishes at Limehouse, walkers may continue to Canary Wharf at Docklands. From Canary Wharf it is also possible to continue to Greenwich by following the Canary Wharf start of the Greenwich Park walk (pages 5/6 of the PDF).

Get all the gen here

Lastly, Season's greetings to all our walkers and as ever, thanks to our writers, posters and organisers for their untiring efforts. Let's hope 2020 is another great year for walking.



Anonymous said...

Thanks for this posting
See you all there

Tony said...

[Checks TFL website whilst considering a second portion of Christmas pudding...] Doh! No tube to Angel station on Boxing Day. Plenty of buses from King's Cross St. Pancras? Alternatives? Limited Overground service e.g. Haggerston?

Anonymous said...

Go to Highbury and Islington, then walk to Angel in 15 minutes, or get bus.

Mike A said...

There's good bus connections from Barbican and Kings Cross too.
TFL for planning details

Anonymous said...

Buses 30 or 73 from in front of King's Cross station. Around a 12 minute bus journey or 20 minute walk up Pentonville Road. Alternatively a 20 minute walk from Highbury and Islington south along Upper Street. Haggerston is about 5 minutes north of the canal and the group should reach that bridge about 20-25 minutes after setting off, so a little before 11. Making this your best bet if you are late, but possibly only 3 trains an hour on Boxing Day.

Andrew (living in Angel)

Anonymous said...

15 on this walk.
Weather fine and bright during the morning,
rain after lunch.
Thank you to Mike for posting this walk,
absolutely perfect for Boxing Day.

Anonymous said...