The Waters Edge pub at Stonebridge Lock has reopened as the Lee Valley Canoe & Cycle Centre.
But even better news for walkers is that the part of the building is selling tea, coffee and biscuits on Wednesdays to Sundays 11am-6pm. This is proving very popular since the nearby new cafe is only open some weekends. The Waters Edge has plenty of Lee Valley leaflets and displays a good footpath map for those wanting to divert from the waterside.
Meanwhile the nearby Narrow Boat pub, just downstream of Tottenham Lock, is now closed. It had long ceased to serve food and as a result there were sometimes no lunchtime customers. If hunger strikes it is worth going through the very heavy gate at the side of the pub as there is a convenience store a few yards ahead near the school.