Part 4 - Canary Wharf to Limehouse Basin Marina 2.5 Km - Across London Visual Marathon
Updated: Aug 17
This section of the Across London Visual Marathon takes you through the heart of the financial district in Canary Wharf with its modern buildings and then along the riverside at Westferry before finishing off at Limehouse Basin Marina.
Part 4 starts from the eastern entrance of Canary Wharf Station and ends at Limehouse DLR station, covering a distance of 2.5 Km. The route contains cityscapes, river views, parks and a marina, mainly off-road.
The best time to do this run is first thing in the morning - and at the weekend when it is quieter. The area around Canary Wharf can get busy, buts it is less active by the river and in the Limehouse Basin.
LOCATION - Canary Wharf to Limehouse Basin Marina
As the map shows, this is part 3 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. This shows the first five parts, which start at the Thames Barrier and end at the Tower of London.
This is part 4, which starts from Canary Wharf tube station,
It's a flexible marathon designed to let you choose which parts you want to do and when so you can do as little or as much as you want at any one time. These photorun blogs are more about the place than the pace, where creative fun is more important than a fast run.
Canary Wharf to Limehouse Basin Marina
This is a more detailed map and summary of the route.
Start at Canary Wharf eastern station and finish at Limehouse DLR Station.
GETTING TO KNOW THE AREA - HIGH-SPEED VIDEOS
The Google map and the summary video are useful to have open when doing these Photoruns. They will help you remember the route and prevent you from getting lost.
Route at a Glance Video.
This short video (2:31 minutes) 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. It's a great way of getting familiar with the route before you do it for real.
GETTING TO KNOW THE AREA - GOOGLE MAP
This is a 'My Google Maps' depiction of the route with photographs of the sites. This is available on the desktop or mobile by clicking on the map. The mobile version does allow you to get directions to points on the map and will show you your location. However, its behaviour does depend on the browser and application you use. (Google Chrome seems to be the best).
The Plotaroute map is an alternative guide where you can download the route to a device once you navigate past the adverts. Use the link below.
VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE AREA
Click on the maps below and go on a virtual tour of the shopping area.
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.
PHOTO GALLERY OF THE AREA
This gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many of the sights you will see along this Photorun route. Double-click to see the image in full screen. or go to the Plotaroute link above to see them on a map.