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A Hackney Hike

Hackney, East London

Price: £5

This circular route from Hackney Wick has something for everyone. From canals to woodlands, stadiums to pubs – it certainly packs a punch.

📍 Hackney, East London
🗺️ Start Point: Hackney Wick Overground Station
🚶‍♀️ 6 km 🕐 1 hrs 45 mins
🥾 Easy 

There are plenty of highlights to look out for along the way. One of the harder ones to miss is the catchy ‘ArcelorMittal Orbit’, or just the Orbit.The 115-metre-high structure is Britain’s largest piece of public art and was labelled by The Times as the “Godzilla of public art”, but we’ll let you make your own mind up.The London Stadium, seemingly moated by the River Lea, is also an impressive feature on this route.A top highlight however has got to be the fantastic range of bars, barges and pubs available to you along the canal. If you know where to go, you can find some awesome places to enjoy a bite to eat or a canal-side pint, without the hoard of hipsters.

Quick Escapes will be available to download post-purchase, they will also be sent to you via email📧

We’ve teamed up with MR PORTER to celebrate World Mental Health Day and the second anniversary of their content and fundraising initiative, MR PORTER Health in Mind, which helps men to live healthier and happier lives. Their latest campaign, #MRPORTERGoOut, is all about the healing power of time spent with good friends in the great outdoors – and the positive impact that has on both your mental and physical health. So, we’ve come together to create some bespoke, London-based walks, complete with route info and café recs, to help get people walking and talking.

HIKE SUMMARY

The east London neighbourhood has a history steeped in creativity and diversity that is apparent in every turn. Our route takes you on a tour of iconic places old and new. Tucked alongside the canal, Wick Woodland provides a quiet oasis of green as you head along the footpath. Emerging out of the woods, you head into the Olympic Park and are met with great views across the city from the iconic Olympic rings. Passing between the imposing London Stadium and ArcelorMittal Orbit structure, the route takes you along the stunning towpath back to the bustling barge bars and hipster hangouts. 

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