Part 2 - Across London Visual Marathon - Royal Docks DLR to East India DLR - 3 Km

Updated: May 11

YOUR LOCAL GUIDE - ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO GET THE BEST FROM YOUR VISIT - ALL IN ONE PLACE




INTRODUCTION


This is part 2 of my Across London Visual Marathon. There are 14 parts in the marathon, which starts at the Thames Barrier (part 1) and ends up at Hyde Park Corner in the West End of London in part 14. This section, (part 2), goes from Royal Dock DLR, to East India DLR, and is about 3 Km long. It is has some scenic areas at the start, middle and end of the route and is quiet. It takes you from The Royal Victoria dock with the Emirates Cable Car, and the new City Hall and then to the historic Trinity Buoy Wharf, before branching off into East India Dock basin - all that is left of the East India Dock.


This Blog covers:-


The Location - Picture /site gallery - See the route at speed - See the route virtually - Map-view - Things to do in the area


THE LOCATION AND ROUTE


The best time to do this run is first thing in the morning - any day of the week. The area around Trinity Buoy Wharf can get busy buts its a good place to stop for refreshments and to admire the art and the river views.




SEE THE SITES


These are some of the sites you can see along the way. Click the image to see the full description or to go to gallery mode



SEE THE ROUTE AT SPEED - 2 Mins 50 seconds


What the route looks Like as if your were running it at speed. Use this to get familiar with the route so it feels more natural when you do it for real.



SEE THE ROUTE VIRTUALLY


Take a virtual tour of the area and see it virtually in 360. Just click in 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.




MAPS OF THE ROUTE


See an animated map of the route, (using Plotaroute), view the sites along the way and down load to your devices. You can also just use this link - Plotaroute Link - when you get there to see the route and then click on the arrow on the bottom right to find out where you are in relation to the map - so you can keep on track. Best viewed in full screen.


THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA


This maps give an indication of the characteristics of the route and what you can do around the area. In summary - its seems limited The main area of activity is City Hall where you can take a trip over to The O2 or take part in some water sports. The other area is Trinity Buoy Wharf which has places to eat and art to enjoy. So if you like the exploring, photography, art, the river and nature, then its got lots to offer.


Sport and activities


This area is also a popular water sport ares with sailing, swimming and waterskiing.

More information at Royal Docks Activities


There is a Park Run near to ExCel London on a Saturday - normally at 9:00

Park run Link


This links below will give you a number of suggesting things to do in the area. Let me know in the comments the ones you would recommend either once you have finished a route in the morning, and at other times. If you have an itinerary of 'your perfect day' in this location please feel free to share this.


Additional information of places to eat in the area can be found from these links.

TRIP ADVISOR

THE FORK



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