Emirates Air Line at dusk

SWC Short Walk 21 - The Line Modern Art Walk (Stratford to North Greenwich)

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The Line Waymarkers

SWC Short Walk 21 - The Line Modern Art Walk (Stratford to North Greenwich)

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Giant Olympic Torch and Arcelor Mittal Orbit

SWC Short Walk 21 - The Line Modern Art Walk (Stratford to North Greenwich)

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House Mill & Clock Mill

SWC Short Walk 21 - The Line Modern Art Walk (Stratford to North Greenwich)

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Laura Ford - Bird Boy, at Royal Victoria Docks

SWC Short Walk 21 - The Line Modern Art Walk (Stratford to North Greenwich)

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Thomson & Craighead - Here

SWC Short Walk 21 - The Line Modern Art Walk (Stratford to North Greenwich)

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The Print House & Giant Olympic Torch

SWC Short Walk 21 - The Line Modern Art Walk (Stratford to North Greenwich)

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The Line Modern Art Walk (Stratford to North Greenwich) walk

A modern and contemporary art walk via foot, light rail and cable car

Start Stratford Main Line Rail/DLR/Overground/Underground station.
Finish North Greenwich Underground station.
Length 7.3 km (walked) plus 2 stops on the DLR and the Emirates Air Line cable car over the Thames

Time 2 1/2 hours
Travel Stratford Station is served by Main Line Services from Liverpool Street, by the Central and Jubilee Lines and by the DLR and the Overground. North Greenwich is served by the Jubilee Line. The two-stop DLR journey (Star Lane to Royal Victoria) often requires a change at Canning Town. The ‘Emirates Air Line’-cable car closes at 22.00 hours in summer and 21.00 in winter (but 1 hour later on Fri and Sat; 02/2021 prices: £3.50 on Oyster Pay As You Go, £4.50 cash fare).
Walk Notes

This walk makes use of the The Line – London’s first dedicated modern and contemporary art walk, which is fully waymarked and split into three parts, linked by a short DLR ride and the Emirates Air Line cable car across the Thames. It is displaying a changing range of sculptures, all by prominent artists, while including some large artworks already in place. There are currently about a dozen of them, but additional funds to finance more works have been difficult to come by.
The route starts in the Olympic Park and initially follows the Bow Back Rivers downstream, passing Three Mills Green & Water Mill (the largest tidal mill in the world) and Film and Television Studios (London's largest) and then follows the River Lea to Cody Dock, a community project on a former Gasworks site. After a short ride on the DLR you reach Royal Victoria Dock and take the cable car across the Thames.
The route then finishes with a stretch along the Thames Path rounding the O2-Dome, before turning to North Greenwich Underground Station and the neighbouring wide range of eateries and waterholes on the plaza and inside the Dome itself.

the-line.org - official website

Walk Options

You can cut the walk short at Star Lane DLR/Canning Town tube stations (4.9 km walked distance) or at North Greenwich tube station (before rounding the O2-Dome, 6.5 km walked distance).

Eat and Drink

The Print House Bar & Kitchen, 115 High Street, Stratford E15 2RB
Miller’s House Café in the House Mill, Three Mills Lane, staffed by volunteers, usually open 11.00-16.00 weekends and sometimes also on weekdays
Riverside Café at Cody Dock, Cody Dock, 11c South Crescent, open 09.00-15.00 Mo-Fri & 11.00-17.00 Sat-Sun
Star Lane Pizza Bar, 12 Cody Road, open 15.00-23.00 Wed-Sun
The Cabin Café, Cody Road, open 06.30-14.00 Mo-Fri
Several options around Royal Victoria Docks
Plenty options in North Greenwich, in and around the O2-Dome

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Start E15 1DE Map Directions

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National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline (bus times): 0871 200 22 33 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234

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Feb-21 Thomas G

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The maps below, which show the route, aren't in the PDF.

This is just the introduction. This walk's detailed directions are in a PDF available from wwww.walkingclub.org.uk

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