TfL’s walking tour over Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf is a step in the right direction
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Enthusiasts spent the weekend on their feet tramping through East London and the City on tours to mark May as National Walking Month.
The walks organised by TfL yestertday and Saturday included City Hall to Canary Wharf, passing over Tower Bridge, through St Katharine Docks and along the Thames Path to Limehouse and the historic Narrow Street.
Ramblers saw the Limehouse Basin before crossing Limekiln Creek to Canary Wharf, with its impressive views of ‘Old Father Thames’.
Other walkers set off from Aldgate following the legacy of 17th century diarist Samuel Pepys and St Paul’s Cathedral’s architect Christopher Wren, through alleyways and courtyards near Fleet Street, passing the site of the notorious Fleet debtors’ prison and London’s first house of correction, Bridewell Gaol, once the royal palace of Henry VIII.
Another organised stroll set off from Bow Road along the River Lea, passing the largest remaining tidal mill at Three Mills Island, heading for Bow Creek Ecology Park, London’s only salt marsh.
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This week’s tours followed a successul walk arranged by TfL around the Circle Line in March (pictured above) which took ramblers along the Embankment—appropriately passing under the Millenium footbridge.
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