We start by seeing a Chinese pagoda on a beautiful lake of all things (see above photograph). Not something you’re expecting to see in the middle of East London! We then head through a good slice of spacious Victoria Park to see something built by the world’s greatest ever philanthropist, and hear about her amazing life. We also hear of some of the historic events that have taken place in this section of the park. Then we pop into Sylvia Pankhurst’s Bow for a brief visit to see what must surely be the greatest mural in London, before heading along a pretty canal complete which charming old barges. We then cross the River Lea, which means we are no longer in the East End. We’re at the Olympic Park to see its many waterways, the Orbit and the Aquatic Centre, and to hear the story behind how they all got there.
Start Bonner Gate entrance to Victoria Park, close to Cambridge Heath Overground and Bethnal Green underground stations
Finish at an Olympic Park cafe, close to Westfield shopping and Pudding Mill Lane DLR station