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Part 4 - Canary Wharf to Limehouse Basin Marina 2.5 Km - Across London Visual Marathon

Updated: Dec 27, 2023


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.

Use this video to get an overview of the route and the information you need to get the most out of this Photorun without getting lost.

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.

Westferry Circus Gardens looking towards Canary Wharf

Best Time

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.

Canary Wharf to Limehouse Basin Marina - Location Map

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.

Canary Wharf to Limehouse Basin Marina - Map of the Photorun Route

Start at Canary Wharf eastern station and finish at Limehouse DLR Station.

Limehouse Basin in Limehouse



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.



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 allows you to get directions to points on the map and shows you your location. However, its behaviour does depend on the browser and application you use. (Google Chrome seems to be the best).

Canary Wharf to Limehouse Basin Marina - Photo locations on My Google Map

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.

Download GPX • 14KB



Click on the maps below and go on a virtual tour of the shopping area.

360 Virtual Tour from Canary Wharf to Limehouse Basin Marina

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.



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.



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