There are a range of walks available in Tower Hamlets, from
shorter health walks to cultural walks and guided walks.
Each leaflet traces routes through historic
parts of the borough, taking in a myriad of buildings and landmarks
of interest on the way.
The walks range from 0.5 to 2.5 hours and
are designed to start and finish close to a tube or DLR
You can download the leaflets from these
pages, and they are also available free of charge from
local libraries, other council buildings and London Tourist
To receive printed versions, including large
print, of the walks leaflets by post, contact email email@example.com
or call 020 7364 4900.
Walks by area
East End Life walks
Each month for a year, Graham Barker guided you through a new
walk in a series of walks featured in East
End Life. Here you can find all the walks featured.
Health walks and guided walks
- Walk Tower Hamlets is our local
health walks scheme. A health walk is a brisk walk of 30-60
minutes, led by local volunteers or health trainers.
- One hour
walks are designed to take half-an-hour to an hour to
complete. All the walks routes pass local GP surgeries, parks and
gardens, waterways and community/social centres.
History and culture walks
- Bengali East End walk which focuses
on Bengali cultural highlights in the East End
- The Black History Walks lead
visitors to places and events with significance for black and Asian
history in the borough.
- Jewish heritage walk which focuses
on Jewish cultural highlights in the East End
- The movie map visits several
locations near Canary Wharf where blockbuster movies have been
A spring in your step
''Walking is the nearest activity to
perfect exercise'' explains Rachel Maile, sustainable travel
officer at Tower Hamlets Council.
''Why not include walking as part of your
daily journeys? Maybe you could get off the bus a stop or two
early, walk to the shops rather than drive, or walk to work one day
Not only is walking great for your health,
but it can save money and time. Studies show that people who walk
at least part of the way to work are more productive, happier and
take less time off sick.
Other walks and information