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City Island to Mudchute Park London E14 Walk

London Walk: London E14 Walk. This route takes you via London City Island to Trinity Buoy Wharf, East India Dock Basin, Canary Wharf and finishes at Mudchute Park and Farm. You will experience a mix of urban and natural landscapes while you explore an island, docks, nature reserve, park and farmland. My London E14 Walk showcases the best of Poplar and the Isle of Dogs.

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Trinity Buoy Wharf: Taxi Art

Start Your London E14 Walk From Canning Town Station

Start this tour at Canning Town Station which can be reached by the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) or Jubilee Line. Canning Town Station address is Silvertown Way, Canning Town E16 1DQ. On exiting the station, you will spot a bright red painted bridge which takes you to your first stop. You will discover a new housing development and community called London City Island. Walk through this site and you will reach Trinity Buoy Wharf. Close by is East India Dock Basin, you can then continue on to Canary Wharf and end up at Mudchute Park and Farm.

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London City Island: Orchard Place, Poplar, London E14 0QG

London E14 Walk Highlights

London City Island: This 12-acre small city is a new development comprising of apartments, offices space, creative hubs and retail units with an art club, gym and swimming pool. The English National Ballet and The London Film School are located there. Close to Trinity Buoy Wharf, you will see another development called Good Luck Hope which is worth investigating should you be looking to move somewhere with an industrial edge close to the river. It’s a 10-minute walk to your next stop.

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London City Island: Orchard Place, Poplar, London E14 0QG

Trinity Buoy Wharf: This is my favourite place to visit in the whole of London. It’s located at the junction where the River Thames and Bow Creek meet on the Leamouth Peninsula. The O2 Arena is opposite which gives this place an amazing backdrop. Historically the Wharf was responsible for marks and signs of the sea such as beacons and buoys. Today, it is a thriving arts quarter with interesting sculptures dotted around. The brightly painted shipping containers (Container City) are rented by artists and creative businesses. Stop off for American comfort food at Fat Boy’s Diner or the Orchard Café which is housed in a shipping container. You will see London’s only lighthouse on the grounds. Keep your eyes open for Lightship 95 which is a recording studio permanently moored there. Read my Trinity Buoy Wharf Review for more information. It’s a 3-minute walk to your next stop.

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Trinity Buoy Wharf: 64 Orchard Place, Poplar, London E14 0JW

East India Dock Basin: Retrace your steps back to the road you entered Trinity Buoy Wharf and you will an urban wildlife sanctuary. If you’re lucky you might spot a Kingfisher on the salt marshes. Walk towards the River Thames and you can get a great picture of the O2 Arena. It’s a 30-minute walk to your next stop.

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East India Dock Basin: Orchard Place, Poplar, London E14 9QS

Canary Wharf: This area is a commercial estate which covers Poplar, Limehouse and the Isle of Dogs. It’s primarily a business district with banking and finance companies housed in looming glass towers. You will find luxury shopping malls with fashion stores and restaurants underground. The estate exhibits an impressive collection of outdoor art. This location is close to the River Thames and benefits from docks flowing through which provides a tranquil backdrop to the modern buildings. Read my Ten Things To Do In Canary Wharf Article for more information. It’s a 30-minute walk to your next stop.

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Canary Wharf: London E14

Mudchute Park and Farm: Your final destination is a relaxing park and farm. You will find farm animals including pigs, horses and sheep along with llamas, turkeys and ducks. Book a horse-riding lesson and trot along the Bridal Path. With a Kitchen café and alfresco dining, you can stop off for a well-earned cup of tea and slice of cake. This 32-acre site is located in the middle of the Isle of Dogs. A large Asda store is close to where you could buy some food and have a picnic at the park. Read my Mudchute Park and Farm Review for more information.

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Mudchute Park and Farm: Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3HP

London E14 Walk End


Google Map Route

When you’re at Mudchute Park and Farm, the closest stations are Crossharbour, Island Gardens or Mudchute. Buses which stop near are D3, D6, D7 and 135. Should you need to use a toilet there is one located near the Mudchute Kitchen. If you want to continue on to see more of London, you could take the Greenwich Foot Tunnel under the river. Read my Ten Things To Do In Greenwich Article for more information. I hope you enjoy your exploration.

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.