Setting off near Victoria Park, it is easy to forget this is one of the world’s most metropolitan cities.
Sundays can be busier than usual on the water as people take their canal boats for a ride. If you’ve got it, flaunt it.
It’s hard to find a setting quite as picturesque as this.
Check out the property surrounding the canal – the beautiful floral displays really are labours of love.
The canal meanders its way through East London.
It’s not totally uncommon to see people out enjoying the canal by paddleboard – it’s something of a maritime craze these days.
An abundance of trees surrounds the canal, but that is no reason not to have the odd plant aboard the canal boats.
Told you. Everyone is at it with the paddleboards.
Walking east towards Bethnal Green, the industrial origins of the canals begin to come into view.
The canals were instrumental in transporting industrial material around the country.
Nowadays, most of these boats are people’s homes so they like to keep them looking nice.
Moving on towards Broadway Market, some canal boats offer a refreshing drink.
Others are selling food so be sure to keep some change handy – all this walking is hungry work.
London’s canals are popular and people know it. Be aware of other pedestrians and cyclists – the last thing anyone wants is to be swimming home.
Don’t spend all the change on food and drink – hold some back for the troll tolls. Just kidding, trolls aren’t real, but the canal does have a lot of bridges.
The enormous cylindrical metal structure is the old gasworks – it’s been been repurposed as the Oval Space for functions, exhibitions and filming.
Lots of arty expressionism adorns the walls of buildings near the canals. They’re brimming with character.