Saturday Walkers Club

The Line Modern Art Walk (Stratford to North Greenwich) Walk

A modern and contemporary art walk via foot, light rail and cable car

Start Stratford Main Line Rail/DLR/Overground/Underground station.
Finish North Greenwich Underground station.

8.4 km (walked) plus 3 stops on the DLR and the Emirates Air Line cable car over the Thames

Time 2 1/2 hours
Travel Stratford Station is served by Main Line Services from Liverpool Street, by the Central and Jubilee Lines and by the DLR and the Overground. North Greenwich is served by the Jubilee Line. The three-stop DLR journey (Star Lane to Custom House) often requires a change at Canning Town. The ‘Emirates Air Line’-cable car closes at 22.00 hours in summer (2016 prices: £3.50 on Oyster Pay As You Go, £4.50 cash fare).
Walk Notes

This walk makes use of the The Line – London’s first dedicated modern and contemporary art walk, which is fully waymarked and split into three parts, which are linked by a short DLR ride and the Emirates Air Line cable car across the Thames. It has a changing range of – currently – about a dozen sculptures displayed, all by prominent artists.
The route initially follows the River Lea, passes Three Mills Green & Water Mill (the largest tidal mill in the world) and the Film and Television Studios (London's largest) and then – a little further along The Lea – Cody Dock, an interesting community project on a former Gasworks site. After a short ride on the DLR you walk along Royal Victoria Dock and take the cable car across the Thames.
The route then finishes with a stretch along the Thames Path rounding the O2-Dome, before turning to North Greenwich Underground Station and the neighbouring wide range of eateries and waterholes on the plaza and inside the Dome itself. - official website

Walk Options

You can cut the walk short at Star Lane DLR/Canning Town tube stations (5.2 km walked distance) or at North Greenwich tube station (before rounding the O2-Dome, 6.8 km walked distance).

Eat and Drink

Miller’s House Café in the House Mill, Three Mills Lane, staffed by volunteers, open 11.00-16.00 weekends and sometimes also on weekdays
Cody Dock Café on the River Princess, Cody Dock, 11c South Crescent
The Cabin Café, Cody Road, open 06.30-14.00 Mo-Fri
Several options around Royal Victoria Docks
Plenty of options in North Greenwich, in and around the O2-Dome


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Start: Stratford | Directions

Finish: North Greenwich | [Directions]


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National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234



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