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Old Ford Lock and Bow Wharf

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Planning your visit

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

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

Toilets: Public toilets at Victoria Park

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.

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


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!


Picnic spot

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


You may see:

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


No parking, but very accessible by public transport

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