Three Mills area
Believed to date back to the eleventh century, the Three Mills area offers visitors a unique glimpse of the past with an eye firmly to the future.
Three Mills brings together history, culture and entertainment in its stunning riverside location. At the heart of the area is 3 Mills Studios, the largest film studios in central London, while next door sits the Grade 1 listed House Mill. Originally built in 1776, it is the largest existing tidal mill in the world.
The House Mill is open to the public and houses a charming cafe where visitors to the area can stop for a restorative cup of tea and a bite to eat!
Meanwhile, the nearby Wild Kingdom is a unique natural play space for the young and the young at heart.
Find out more about Three Mills here.
Twelvetrees Ramp, a major project in the development of the full Leaway route, is now open for access.
Creating a new connection between the existing route from Three Mills and the eastern riverside walk along the River Lea to Cody Dock, the ramp enables these riverside routes to be stitched together for the first time. Twelvetrees Ramp has been designed to require minimal columns, in order to enable views through the ramp structure across the river and ensuring these vistas remain as unobstructed as possible.
Following completion of the structures, native riverside planting will be reintroduced to the site alongside the addition of several fruiting tree species and White Poplars, which are intended to act as planted markers along the Leaway route.
The ramp was designed by Cambridge-based spatial design agency, 5th Studio. You can find out more about their work at www.5thstudio.co.uk/
Cody Dock is a former derelict dock and area of industrial wasteland which is being transformed into a thriving creative community space.
The regeneration of Cody Dock is being led by Gasworks Dock Partnership, a registered charity based in the London Borough of Newham. The ultimate vision is to create a creative industries quarter with new workspace, visitor facilities and public space, which provides jobs and public facilities and fosters a stronger sense of place and civic pride by celebrating the area’s waterways and rich industrial heritage.
Find out more about Cody Dock here.
Trinity Buoy Wharf
An oasis of creativity and vibrancy among the busy, bustling docklands, Trinity Buoy Wharf is a thriving centre for the arts industries with a community of over 500 people.
The site’s history can be seen in the unique buildings, installations and residents, including one of London’s only lighthouse, colloquially known as ‘Bow Creek Lighthouse’.
Tenants at Trinity Buoy Wharf include English National opera, Royal Drawing School, University of East London and Thames Clippers, while visitors can enjoy an array of delicious food and drink at the Bow Creek Café and Fat Boy’s Diner.
Find out more at www.trinitybuoywharf.com