London Canals, a Museum and a Roof Garden

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Jan 27

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Relatively flat walk along London's Canals

A leisurely way to spend a Sunday afternoon in London with a 5 mile walk along the canals of the East End, combined with a trip to a museum (Free Admission) to learn about the history of the Docklands, and finishing off at Canary Wharf with a visit to Crossrail Place Roof Garden.

Please be aware that this is not a circular walk - we shall be starting at Bromley-by-Bow tube station and finishing at Canary Wharf. 

The Museum of London Docklands stands in an early nineteenth-century sugar warehouse, and tells the story of London's East End riversides, including the city's involvement with slavery. Admission is FREE. There is a cafe on the entrance level serving drinks, sandwiches and cakes.

The Crossrail Roof Garden is situated on top of the new Crossrail station in Canary Wharf. Some of the plant species in the garden are indigenous to countries visited during the 19th century by trading ships that used the docks in the area.

After the walk ends, there is the possibility of heading into London’s West End to see the Comedy Store Players in their hilarious Sunday evening improvisation show - please message the leader if you are interested in going to this. The show starts at 7.30pm, food and drink is available at the venue, and there is a happy hour from 6pm to 7pm. More details can be found at

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