Part 3 - Across London Visual Marathon - East India DLR to Canary Wharf Station - 2 Km

Updated: May 11

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


View from South Dock - Canary Wharf - Tall Buildings on the left and the dock to the right
View from South Dock - Canary Wharf

INTRODUCTION

This is part 3 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 3), goes from East India DLR to Canary Wharf Station, (Eastern entrance), and is about 2 Km long. The start of the run is not that interesting but it become a scenic 'cityscape' from the middle section to the end. It takes you from East India DLR, through Blackwall and then into Poplar Dock Marina. It then flows into Blackwall Basin and them through the eastern entrance into Canary Wharf. From there it explores the eastern side near Canada Square and South Dock before finishing at Canary Wharf's station by jubilee Park Gardens.


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 - at the weekend. The area around Canary Wharf will be fairly busy during the weekend



Location Map of Part 3 of the Across London Marathon
Location Map of Part 3 of the Across London Marathon

Part 3 Route - From East India to Canary Wharf station - 2 Km
Part 3 Route - From East India to Canary Wharf station - 2 Km

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 18 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. The main area of activity is Canary Wharf itself and the surrounding docks. Although Canary Wharf is London's other financial district, there is plenty to do whether that is eating and drinking, looking Canary Wharf's art and architecture, trying out water sports and other forms of fitness , shopping, or just relaxing by the water's edge.




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.


Things to Do

Whats On In Canary Wharf - Canary Wharf Group


Canary Wharf Shopping


Art and Culture in Canary Wharf


Trip Advisor - Canary Wharf



Restaurant Guides


The Fork - Canary Wharf


Open table - Canary Wharf


Harden's Restaurant Guide - Canary Wharf





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