Once a neglected part of the city, the area has now been transformed for the 2012 Olympics. Careful restoration has created space for nature and encouraged wildlife to return to the heart of the city. The Bow Back Rivers, London's Olympic waterways, look set to become a popular new destination for walkers, cyclists, canoeists and boaters.
You can explore the fascinating industrial history of the area at Three Mills Island, a historic patch of cobbled streets, 18th-century buildings and watermills, all surrounded by the waterways of Bow Back Rivers.
Days out in East London
Whether it's a gentle walk or your first step to a happier you, take a look at our places to visit along the Bow Back Rivers.