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

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

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Cafe at Cody Dock

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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The Print House & Giant Olympic Torch

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

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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

History

This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Updated: Fri, 07-Dec-18

Date # Post
Thu, 08-Jun-17 11

Evening Walk - The Line Modern Art Walk: Stratford to North Greenwich [Swimming Walk]

Length: (up to) 8.2 km
(plus 3 stops on the DLR and a Thames crossing on the 'Emirates Air Line'-cable car)
[Bailout possible at Star Lane DLR/Canning Town tube stations (5.2 km walked distance) or North Greenwich tube station (before rounding the O2-Dome: 6.8 km walked distance)]

Meet 18.30 hours prompt outside Stratford Station, next to ‘Robert’, a heritage locomotive displayed on the station forecourt on the Town Centre side (i.e.: not the Westfield side) !
[see the pdf directions for how to get there from your platform w/o fault]

Repeat exploration of The Line, a waymarked walk in East London (new as of 2015), which is split into three parts, and has about a dozen Sculptures displayed, all by prominent artists. The route initially follows the River Lea, passes Three Mills Green, Water Mill (the largest tidal mill in the world) and Film and Television Studios (London's largest) and then – a little further along The Lea – Cody Dock, an interesting community project on a former Gasworks site. After a short ride on the DLR (Star Lane to Custom House) we walk along Royal Victoria Dock and take the ‘Emirates Air Linecable car across the Thames (£3.50 on Oyster Pay As You Go, £4.50 cash fare, closes at 22.00 hours this month). 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.
Swimming Walk !: there is a sandy beach at Royal Victoria Docks (all 50 meters of it) as well as an Open Water Swimming business hiring out wetsuits.

For a sketched map of the artworks en route click here.
For a detailed route map, gpx/kml file, photos and pdf directions click here.
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11 walkers in overcast with some drizzle conditions.
1 bailed out at Canning Town tube, 5 at North Greenwich tube (b4 rounding the Dome), 4 of the remaining 5 had a convivial dinner at a Mexican resto.
Disappointingly, The Line has not added any new sculptures to the line up since or last outing(even to the contrary: one has been taken down compared to last year), but this is still an interesting outing, what with seeing lots of building sites signifying the accelerated regeneration of East London along the route, as well as the magnificent cable car run across the Thames.
Emirates Air Line's 'flight' over the Thames now comes with optional snazzy dining carriages (4 round trips for 4 courses, apparently, 4 diners per car), and most of those were occupied, so they're getting that one right.
Custom House DLR is shut until end of year for Crossrail works, so we had to improvise a little bit, but with the walk author on board, that was no problem at all.
...so the dining service on the cable cars was a one day pop up, I hear. disappointing
Wed, 17-Aug-16 18

Evening Walk – Stratford to North Greenwich: The Line - London's first dedicated contemporary art walk

Length: (up to) 8.4 km
(plus 3 stops on the DLR and a Thames crossing on the 'Emirates Air Line'-cable car)
[Bailout possible at Star Lane DLR/Canning Town tube stations (5.2 km walked distance) or North Greenwich tube station (before rounding the O2-Dome: 6.8 km walked distance)]
Meet 19.00 hours prompt outside Stratford Station, next to ‘Robert’, a heritage locomotive displayed on the station forecourt on the Town Centre side (i.e.: not the Westfield side)! [see the pdf directions for how to get there from your platform w/o fault]

Repeat exploration of The Line, a waymarked walk in East London (new as of 2015), which is split into three parts, and has about a dozen Sculptures displayed – 2 of which are new compared to last year - all by prominent artists. The – slightly amended – route initially follows the River Lea, passes Three Mills Green, Water Mill (the largest tidal mill in the world) and Film and Television Studios (London's largest) and then – a little further along The Lea – Cody Dock, an interesting community project on a former Gasworks site. After a short ride on the DLR (Star Lane to Custom House) we walk along Royal Victoria Dock and take the ‘Emirates Air Line-cable car across the Thames (£3.50 on Oyster Pay As You Go, £4.50 cash fare, closes at 22.00 hours this summer). 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.

Swimming Walk !: there is a sandy beach at Royal Victoria Docks (all 50 meters of it) as well as an Open Water Swimming business hiring out wetsuits.

For a sketched map of the artworks en route click here.
For a detailed route map, gpx/kml file, photos and directions click here.
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18 walkers today in balmy conditions, only a few of them being repeaters from last year. 3 bailed out at the two chances to do so, the rest finshed the newly revised route, with 2 new sculptures compared to last year.
Probably a bit late in the year for this walk (at least with a 19.00 start), as dusk was already well developed by the time we got onto the cable car, but the O2 dome and Canary Wharf arguably look better in the dark than during the day...
At the end, drinks for some, a meal at Wagamama for others...
Wed, 29-Jul-15 15

Evening Walk

The Line: London's first dedicated modern and contemporary art walk
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Length: 7.2 km (plus 2 stops on the DLR and a Thames crossing on the 'Emirates Air Line'-cable car) Meet 19.00 hours prompt outside Stratford Station, at the bottom of the footbridge to the Bus Station. Exploration of this new waymarked walk in East London, which is split into three parts, and by now should have 14 Sculptures displayed, all by prominent artists. The route initially follows the River Lea, passes Three Mills Green & Water Mill (the largest tidal mill in the world) and the Film and Television Studios (London's largest) and then – a little further along The Lea – Cody Dock, an interesting community project on a former Gasworks site. After a short ride on the DLR (Star Lane to Royal Victoria) we walk along Royal Victoria Dock and take the cable car across the Thames (£3.40 on Oyster Pay As You Go, £4.50 cash fare, closes at 21.00 hours). 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. The Line's website Map of the route Info on Three Mills Green and Mill Info on Cody Dock
Intend going.
Looking forward to this one, can you confirm that it's Wednesday evening please? not Thursday?
Yes it's Wednesday evening.
This is a little bit off topic, but I thought those of you who like to walk sections of the Thames path to the east of Tower bridge might be interested in the following article:
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/feb/24/private london exposed thames path riverside walking route
.. and perhaps get involved in some lobbying?
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15 light cloud The Walks poster was conspicuous by his absence (some say he was seen having a pint at a Pub in Mile End). Undaunted,the 15 made their way though the bustling thoroughfare at Stratford and headed south west along the high street AKA A118 for about a kilometre before swinging left onto the path by the Three Mills Wall river to view the first piece of art. Onwards to Three Mills to join the River Lea with a brief incursion onto the A12 and then Cody Dock, a great social enterprise and well worth a visit.
With some concern about the closing time of the Emirates Air Line, the group hastened to the DLR station at Star Lane caught a train to Royal Victoria in plenty of time to catch a "flight" to the 02 at dusk with the impressive London skyline below. A final stroll around the Dome to North Greenwich underground where some folks stopped to eat and others set of home. An interesting and varied walk well worth the effort.
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