Walking the Old East London Line From Shoreditch to Rotherhithe

This morning, Pete from The Londoneer and I joined Ian from Randomly London to walk the Old East London line. Ian is taking on the Tube in order to raise £16,013 for Bowel Cancer UK – 16,013 being the number of people who died from bowel cancers in the UK in 2010.  As you might know, my father is a bowel cancer survivor, so this is a cause very close to my heart.

We met bright and early this morning at Shoreditch High Street and it was very, very cold. It was even snowing at one point! We walked from Shoreditch through Whitechapel to Wapping and over Tower Bridge. We then walked back through Shad Thames to Rotherhithe where we stopped for coffee at a lovely little coffee shop opposite St Mary’s Church. After just over 3 hours of walking and 5.4 miles (8.7km), I decided to leave Pete and Ian there as their next destination was New Cross which was still another hour away.

Do visit Ian’s blog to learn more about his challenge or you can sponsor him at his Just Giving page. In the meantime, join me on my very long and very cold walk along the old East London Line.

The Raven of ShoreditchThe Raven of Shoreditch

Amazonian Warriors in ShoreditchAmazonian Warriors Shoreditch

The Old Shoreditch Underground StationThe Old Shoreditch Underground Station

Bom K and Liliwenn mural Hanbury StreetBom K and Liliwenn Mural, Hanbury Street

Angel in WhitechapelThe Angel of Whitechapel

Working Lads Institute WhitechapelWorking Lads Institute, Whitechapel

Phoenix WharfPhoenix Wharf, Wapping

At the Riverfront WappingRiverfront, Wapping

Eduardo Paolozzi's Head of Invention, Shad ThamesEduardo Paolozzi's Head of Invention, Shad Thames

St Saviour's Dock, Shad Thames St Saviour's Dock, Shad Thames

The Mayflower, RotherhitheThe Mayflower, Rotherhithe

St Mary RotherhitheSt Mary Rotherhithe

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