Hackney Wick, Limehouse

Start: Hackney Wick

Finish: Hackney Wick

Length: 10.29 km / 6.4 miles

Weather: Hot and sunny.

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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.

hackney wick


The Olympic Park from the bridge on Rothbury Road.

Olympic stadium


Looking down the Hertford Union Canal.

Hertford Union Canal


Curious sighting on a barge on the Regents Canal. This Monkey's Gone to Heaven.

Regents Canal


Passing under the Great Eastern Railway bridge.

regents canal


An artficial bank near to Limehouse for nesting kingfishers.

kingfisher bank limehouse basin


The Docklands Light Railway at Limehouse.

limehouse basin


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.

limehouse basin


Canary Wharf.

limehouse basin


The view from the park where we eventually found somewhere to sit and have lunch.

canary wharf


The steps up to the footbridge that takes you over Bow Locks.

bow lock


Bow Lock Footbridge.

bow lock


The green algae that had taken over large stretches of the Bow Creek and the Lea Navigation.

bow lock


Three Mills.

three mills


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.

three mills


How it used to be.

lea navigation