Updated: Sep 18
This section of the Across London Visual Marathon takes you through scenic riverside views and parks around the Royal Victoria Dock.
Part 1 goes from Pontoon Dock DLR (near the Thames Barrier) to the Royal Victoria Dock DLR and is about 3 Km long. It is both scenic and quiet. The route takes you to the Thames Barrier Garden, the Thames Barrier, the Royal Victoria Dock, the ExCel London, the Emirates Cable Car, and the new City Hall.
The best time to do this run is first thing in the morning - any day of the week. The area around the Excel can get busy, buts it's an excellent place to stop for refreshments and to admire the dock views.
THE LOCATION AND ROUTE
THIS IS YOUR LOCAL GUIDE WITH ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO GET THE BEST FROM YOUR VISIT - ALL IN ONE PLACE.
This is part 1 of the 14 parts of the Across London Visual Marathon, which starts at the Thames Barrier (part 1) and ends at Hyde Park Corner in the West End of London in part 14. It's a flexible marathon designed to let you choose which parts to do; These photorun blogs are more about the place than the pace, where creative fun is more important than the run.
This is a more detailed map and summary of the route.
Start at Pontoon Dock DLR station and finish at Royal Victoria Dock DLR Station.
See All the Sightseeing Route at a Glance Video - Experience the route at High Speed.
This short video gives a quick overview of the route and the sights and then shows you what the route would look like if you were running it at about 25 mph.
Gallery of Sights
This will gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many sights you will see along this photoroute. Double-click to see its full size.
SEE THE ROUTE VIRTUALLY
Take a virtual tour of the area and see it virtually in 360. Just click on the location icons on the map, and you will be transported to the location. You can then look around and get a sense of space and place before you experience it first-hand.