Waterside Walks to try this weekend in East London

One of the best things about living in a waterside property is the long strolls along the water’s edge, not to mention the views from your sofa! There’s nothing quite like watching the twinkling lights of London reflected throughout the year. Whether you’re looking for tranquility slightly away from the bustle of the city or an appreciation of the amazing views London has to offer, many of our East London developments boast waterside or near water aspects with a range of new homes, available as Shared Ownership or Private Sale apartments.

Dockside at Millharbour

On the Isle of Dogs, our Dockside at Millharbour development is in the heart of the river peninsula. Only a stone’s throw away from the Thames and adjacent to Canary Wharf’s Docklands, residents get the best of both worlds. It’s no surprise that this neighbourhood was voted one of the UK’s best places to live in The Sunday Times’ 2019 ranking.

This waterside walk is extremely easy to follow as you meander along the Thames path for most of the loop. Once you get to the southern-most point and hit the Island Gardens, the view across the water to Greenwich is arguably one of the best in London. From here, you could follow the path back up towards Canary Wharf or if you fancied a longer stroll, you could cross the river via the atmospheric Greenwich foot tunnel and continue your walk along the river there.

Fancy something more exhilarating? Only a 5-minute cycle away is Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, which offers opportunities for a wide range of water sports, including paddle boarding, sailing and windsurfing. A bit further down the river – a twenty-minute cycle away – is Wakeup Docklands, which specialises in cable wakeboarding.

Dockside at MillharbourCanary Wharf, Dockside at Millharbour

Goodluck Hope

Goodluck Hope is a new neighbourhood at the heart of East London, sitting beside London City Island in a culturally inspired location that brings the best of art, design, and architecture together into one waterside East London address. London City Island was originally designed to replicate waterside metropolises like Chicago, and our Goodluck Hope development is similarly surrounded by water, as the River Thames and Bow Creek sit beside it.

East India Dock Basin

Residents at Goodluck Hope are lucky enough to be less than a five-minute walk from Trinity Buoy Wharf, located at the junction where the River Thames and Bow Creek meet on the Leamouth Peninsula. From here you can see the old experimental lighthouse building or look towards North Greenwich, with the O2 Arena as an amazing backdrop across the water. Take a right from here and you’ll pass the East India Dock Basin, an urban wildlife sanctuary. If you want to continue your riverside walk, head towards Canary Wharf and you can walk all the way around the river peninsula.

Royal Albert Wharf

In a prime position, where the River Thames meets the Royal Docks, Royal Albert Wharf brings exciting new architecture into an historic setting, with great connections to the City and just minutes away from tranquil riverside walks.

Part of the Capital Ring walk, you can explore the famous Royal Docks and enjoy its waterside location by taking different routes from the development to the various bars and restaurants springing up across the area. If you’re looking to go further afield, you can walk past the Royal Victoria Gardens along the river towards the North Woolwich Pier. From here you can hop on the Woolwich ferry to discover different waterside views and walks from across the river.

Woolwich waterside walk past the Royal Victoria Gardens and the River Thames
Woolwich riverside path leading past the Royal Victoria Gardens. Also featuring views from our Woolwich Reach development.

Heron Quarter, Woodberry Down

Heron Quarter’s location in Hackney, next to the Woodberry Wetlands, provides the tranquillity of waterside living that’s also just a stone’s throw from the wonderful green space of Finsbury Park. Moments away from the West Reservoir, Heron Quarter has a spectacular setting. With 32 acres of open water – some of which is a dedicated sailing lake – making it an ideal backdrop to your daily meander spotting foxes, frogs and a wide variety of waterfowl, along the way. This walk is an easy stroll along the New River path, taking residents from anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour. It’s the perfect amble if you just want to switch off, admire the views, and observe the wildlife.

Woodberry Down

From an early morning stroll through the Woodberry Wetlands to running along the Thames path and trying new water sports, residents at our East London developments are able to make the most of their close proximity to water.