Former Shoreditch station was the end of the original East London Line
While I’ve only just announced my intention to walk the Overground & the DLR, I walked the former East London Line with Pete Stean from the Londoneer and Mandy Southgate from Emm in London last February as part of my original Tube challenge. They both wrote great summaries of the walk, which you can read by clicking the links above.
I’ve been far less diligent in my writing & posting, so I now present to you some photos from the walk instead as my way of officially kicking off my next challenge.
The famous ROA Crane
Some more colourful street art just off Brick Lane.
The Whitechapel Church Bell Foundry is the the oldest manufacturing company in the UK and has made such famous bells as the Liberty Bell & Big Ben.
Just some of the food options in Whitechapel
Two former pubs now being put to other uses in Shadwell
A small reminder of Wapping’s maritime past
Not your typical High Street
The original home of the Marine Police Force, the first formal police force in the world
One of the many hidden steps down to the Thames to be found in Wapping
Looking at the Shard through Dove sculpture
Converted warehouses at Shad Thames
Tea Trade Wharf
Former Edwar III Manor House now located in an estate
Sign may be a little out of date
Rotherhithe Street & Mayflower Pub which is where the American Pilgrim Fathers set off from
Some somewhat scary looking statues on Mary Rotherhithe School
For the record, most of Canada does not look like this estate
Looks like you may be missing a few stairs
“Art” on On Top of Goldsmith’s Building
Cold Blow Lane
New Cross Gate is the last stop on the walk
The real highlight of course was the company and chat provided by both Pete and Mandy. A very cold yet enjoyable walk. More photos from the Overground coming soon.