Hackney Wick, Limehouse
Start: Hackney Wick
Finish: Hackney Wick
Length: 10.29 km / 6.4 miles
Weather: Hot and sunny.
Much has changed at Hackney Wick since I last visited there whilst doing the Capital Ring walk. Firstly, the station has had something of a much needed face lift. Also, I don't remember there being a 'night' club on Queen's yard, in one of the units on the industrial estate. At 3pm music was already blaring and punters were entering the club.
Hackney Wick Overground station.
The Olympic Park from the bridge on Rothbury Road.
Looking down the Hertford Union Canal.
Curious sighting on a barge on the Regents Canal. This Monkey's Gone to Heaven.
Passing under the Great Eastern Railway bridge.
An artficial bank near to Limehouse for nesting kingfishers.
The Docklands Light Railway at Limehouse.
Studs to prevent people sitting down at Limehouse. We had planned to have a rest and lunch here but it would have been very uncomfortable.
The view from the park where we eventually found somewhere to sit and have lunch.
The steps up to the footbridge that takes you over Bow Locks.
Bow Lock Footbridge.
The green algae that had taken over large stretches of the Bow Creek and the Lea Navigation.
The mills share Three Mills Island with the 3 Mills Studios, a 10-acre film and TV studio, which makes a large number of major films and television programmes.
How it used to be.