Limehouse is the gateway between the River Thames and over 2,000 miles of navigable canals. Once a dock, today it's a marina, home to narrowboats, yachts and visiting ocean-going pleasure craft.
Address: Limehouse Basin, Goodhart Place, E14 8BT
Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs
Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing
Parking: There is no parking, but the basin is easily accessible by public transport. The nearest station is Limehouse (DLR)
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
Look out for the road swing bridge at the entrance to the Thames. When tall masted boats either arrive or leave the basin, Narrow Street traffic is stopped. Red lights and a siren indicate to the traffic that they must stop, then the barriers come down before the bridge swings open.
River Thames, Thames Path
There are loads of boats to see in the marina
You may see:
The basin here provides some tranquil waterspace in the town. You'll get a chance to see waterbirds and sit back and reflect