Route: East London Historic Canals (United Kingdom)

Submitted by JEREMIAH LIM on Wed, 05/26/2021 - 03:29am
United Kingdom
15.2 km
Vertical Gain
23 m

Historical East London docks and canal route, essentially starting from Wapping overground station, originally built by famous architect Marc Isambard Brunel, and home to England's first Marine Police Force, which is still present here. The route continues along the River Thames to Limehouse Basin then along Regent's Canal to Victoria Park, River Lea then on to Tottenham Hale. 

Along the way you will see many remnants of East London's industrial past, such as Limehouse Basin, which was used by sailors to offload cargo into canal barges for further transportation into London, interesting canal locks which are still used by houseboats to travel between the different water levels across the canals; Victoria Park (also known as the People's Park) which was the only park historically built for the working class in East London. Further on the route, there is Hackney Marshes, historically controlled by the Knights Templar, who built mills to control the flow of water through the marshes, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where the 2012 London Olympics were held, and lastly the route ends in Tottenham Hale, home of many craft breweries to celebrate one's awesome run. :)

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