Beckton to Stratford High Street

Route details

From - to: Cyprus Docklands Light Railway to Stratford High Street

Type: Residential roads, shared use pavements, short stretches on busy roads

Access: Cyprus, Royal Albert, Prince Regent, Royal Victoria, Canning Town and West Ham DLR stations. Canning Town and Stratford tube stations.

Surface: Tarmac roads, tarmac / gravel path tracks

Enjoy a tour of the East End of London with this varied route, starting in the light industrial area of Beckton, taking in the Thames as you head west and up to Stratford High Street.

From Beckton the route follows off-road greenways to Royal Albert Dock and past London City Airport, where you’ll be able to enjoy views of the Thames. You may wish to veer off the path and have a look at the Thames Barrier, which is located on the south side of the Connaught Bridge. Alternatively, further along the route is the new cable car across the river which enables you to explore Greenwich from here and the Thames Path by joining National Cycle Network route 1. The route also passes the ExCel centre, which often has major events and exhibitions, but it is usually necessary to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

From here the route follows Silvertown Way, a busier road that less confident cyclists may wish to walk along the pavement for. The follows this road until the crossing with Newham Way, where it then runs along more attractive quiet residential roads, passing Star Park and through the East London Cemetery, which can provide a shady resting spot on hot, sunny days. From here the route joins the main Greenway at West Ham towards Stratford High Street where the route ends.

Local attractions:

  • Royal Albert Dock
  • Thames Barrier
  • Royal Victoria Dock water sports centre

Bike hire:

  • Go Pedal delivers and collects to most areas in London

Route gpx download

This route is available as a gpx download that is compatible on all major gps devices.

Download: Beckton to Stratford High Street.gpx

Latitude: 
51.52258053254584
Longitude: 
0.019587672119092403
Zoom level: 
13

Region:

Enjoy a tour of the East End of London with this varied route, starting in the light industrial area of Beckton, taking in the Thames as you head west and up to Stratford High Street.