Old Ford Lock and Bow Wharf

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Planning your visit

Address: Bow Wharf, Wennington Road, Bow, E3 5SN View on Google map

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 Lock and Bow Wharf on the juntion between Regents Canal and Hertford Canal. The area has undergone significant changes with the development of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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 Regents Canal towpath.

Things to do and see

Places to visit:

Picnic spot:

Lovely picnic spots at Victoria Park, which runs along side the towpath. Grab your picnic hamper and enjoy the sunshine

Wildlife spotting:

The usual complement of swans, duck, moorhens and even herons are resident - even this close to the city

Getting here

By car - no parking, but very accessible by public transport

By train - Cambridge Heath overground station isnearest with a 15 minute walk

By Tube - Bethnal Green tube is also around 15 minutes from the towpath

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