Three Mills to Limehouse

2.5 miles (4km)

The final stretch of the River Lea’s navigation includes the attractive and historic three Mills and the man-made Limehouse Cut which avoids the river’s tidal entrance. The towpath passes close to the impressive Limehouse Church before reaching Limehouse Basin and the River Thames. Those wishing to follow the alternative route, which offers access to the mouth of the Lea at its confluence with the Thames, should join the Meridian Walk as indicated at Three Mills (section 16).

Three Mills: The Miller’s House Cafe. Mon-Fri 10.30am-2.30pm.
Three Mills: Tesco, Three Mill Lane. Sandwiches and coffee machine. 24 hours from Mon 8am to Sat 10pm; Sun 10am-4pm.
Limehouse Basin Entrance: The Narrow. Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm; Sun 12pm-10.30pm.
Limehouse Basin Entrance: The Grapes, Narrow Street, east of basin. Mon-Wed 12-3pm & 5.30-11pm; Thu-Sat 12pm-11pm; Sun 12pm-10.30pm.

Three Mills: Underground (District Line) to Bromley-by-Bow Station.
Limehouse Basin: Docklands Light Railway from Limehouse Station.

Tourist Information

OS Explorer 162 (Greenwich & Gravesend).

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