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Old Ford Lock and Bow Wharf

Come and watch the amazing transformation of Old Ford Locks and Bow Wharf. The area has undergone significant changes with the development of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

General information

Address: Bow Wharf, Wennington Road, Bow, E3 5SN

Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs

Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: No parking, but very accessible by public transport

Toilets: Public toilets at Victoria Park

Free visitor guide

Great for

Look at the canal boats moored along the canal and count how many water birds you can see in five minutes. Mile End Ecology Park and Climbing Wall are also accessible through the play area by the canal path.

  • Dog Walking
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Considerate cycling

Nearby

Victoria Park, Mile End Ecology Park, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Camden, Limehouse

Spot a boat

Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're in luck one may go through the lock!

Refreshments

Picnic spot

Lovely picnic spots at Victoria Park. Grab your picnic hamper and enjoy the sunshine

Wildlife

You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Herons
  • Coots
  • Moorhens
  • Terns