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The Best East London Cycle Routes: A Guide

If you’re craving the freedom of the great outdoors, these East London cycle routes offer a great way to spend the day getting some fresh air and seeing some of East London’s greatest sights.Whether you’re looking for a casual ride with a flask of tea and some sandwiches in your bag, or a pedal-to-the-metal cycle, we’ve researched four of the best East London cycle routes for you to choose from.

1. King’s Cross to Limehouse Basin

If the idea of taking to London’s roads without being safely enclosed in a vehicle fills you with anxiety, this is one of the best East London cycle routes for you.

It’s a 6-mile cycle along the Regent’s Canal, starting at King’s Cross and ending at the Limehouse Basin, meaning minimal road-cycling time.

From King’s Cross’ trendy Granary Square, head east along the canal.

As you head down this stretch of canal towards Hackney, you’ll find a hidden, peaceful retreat from the busy city roads, and some of the beautiful period houses that East London is famed for.

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2. Hackney Marshes to Walthamstow Wetlands

If the idea of taking to London’s roads without being safely enclosed in a vehicle fills you with anxiety, this is one of the best East London cycle routes for you.

It’s a 6-mile cycle along the Regent’s Canal, starting at King’s Cross and ending at the Limehouse Basin, meaning minimal road-cycling time.

From King’s Cross’ trendy Granary Square, head east along the canal.

As you head down this stretch of canal towards Hackney, you’ll find a hidden, peaceful retreat from the busy city roads, and some of the beautiful period houses that East London is famed for.

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Best East London Cycle Routes: A summary

So there you have it, four great East London cycle routes for you to take in the sights and urban natural beauty this corner of the city offers.

Please remember, when cycling along canals and riversides to be courteous to pedestrians using the paths – and pay attention to make sure you and your bike don’t go for a dip in the water!

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