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Walk 1: Wimbledon walk to Mitcham Junction

Walk 1 WIMBLEDON walk to MITCHAM JUNCTION 2 1/2 hours The Croydon Tramlink is a tram built in the 1990s because the borough of Croydon complained about having no convenient access to the Underground network. A tram was chosen rather than … Continue reading

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Walk 8: Canning Town walk to Woolwich Arsenal

Walk 8 CANNING TOWN walk to WOOLWICH ARSENAL 2 1/4 hours The Docklands Light Railway was originally built in 1989 to connect the former London docks undergoing conversion with the City of London. As authorities were sorely short of funds … Continue reading

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Walk 7: Stratford Intl walk to Canning Town

Walk 7 STRATFORD INTERNATIONAL walk to CANNING TOWN approx. 1 1/2 hours The Docklands Light Railway was originally built in 1989 to connect the former London docks undergoing conversion with the City of London. As authorities were sorely short of funds … Continue reading

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Walk 6: Royal Victoria walk to Beckton

Walk 6 ROYAL VICTORIA walk to BECKTON 2 hours A light railway was built in the 1980s to link the newly developed Docklands with Stratford and with the City of London. It proved very successful both in terms of traffic … Continue reading

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Walk 5: Westferry walk to Royal Victoria

Walk 5 WESTFERRY to ROYAL VICTORIA 2 hours A light railway was built in the 1980s to link the newly developed Docklands with Stratford and with the City of London. It proved very successful both in terms of traffic and … Continue reading

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Walk 4: Stratford walk to West India Quay

Walk 4 STRATFORD walk to WEST INDIA QUAY 2 3/4 hours The DLR light railway was originally built in the late 1980s in order to link the redeveloped area of the Docklands with the City and it was built as … Continue reading

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Walk 3: Island Gardens walk to Lewisham

Walk 3 ISLAND GARDENS to LEWISHAM 1 1/4 hour The DLR light railway was originally built in the late 1980s in order to link the redeveloped area of the Docklands with the City and it was built as a lightweight, … Continue reading

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