Docklands



Starting from the giant sundial above Tower Hi
ll
tube station
, this walk is called;

Brave New World: the Docklands Explorer

Starting from Tower Hill, this walk traces a route across
the redeveloped old London Dock complex which was
originally developed in the early 1800's by the great
architects/ engineers John Rennie and Thomas Telford. We
proceed via the beautiful St. Katherine's Dock, to enter  
the Hermitage basin. Continuing via ornamental canals and
gardens across the London Dock basin to the East London
Dock (now Shadwell basin) and the redeveloped
Limehouse basin, we join the Thames walk to arrive at
Canary Wharf by 3.30pm.
At the end of this walk, there are opportunities to explore
Canary Wharf or the Docklands museum, and to return to
Tower Hill via the rapid 'Thames Clipper' riverboat service,
or to travel via DLR or Jubilee Line rail services. Full
directions will be given.

For this walk, Steve has developed one of his 'distance
shrinking' routes using 'secret' passageways and restricted
access areas , meaning that the whole walk from Tower
Hill to Canary Wharf is just 2.4 miles (reduced from 3.5)

Along the way, the many highlights include visits to the
'spooky' failed retail development of 'Tobacco Dock', the
beautiful spire of St. Paul's, Shadwell, the seaman's
landmark tower of St. Anne's Limehouse, and London's
oldest riverside inns including the 'Prospect of Whitby' and
the 'Grapes'.

The whole route is traffic free! It is amazingly peaceful,
and follows ornamental canals, dock basins, and the
riverside walk, and includes London's greatest panoramic
river view and 'sun-trap' at 'Sun Wharf'.

This walk costs £5 per person, with proceeds to
'Cancer Research Uk' and 'Oxfam'.

For details of the fast and frequent 'Thames
Clippers' riverboat service please see:

www.thamesclippers.com
The redeveloped Canary Wharf business district