Masthouse Terrace

Leave Masthouse Terrace pier and turn…

LEFT: Walk straight up and then left along Westferry Road for a couple of minutes and you will come to Mudchute Skate Park. I’m no skater, but it seems to be popular for people performing their tricks and hanging out in the sunshine. Its free to use: INFO. Further along Westfrerry road you arrive at Millwall Outer Dock, a relaxing area with plenty of swans and ducks swimming in between the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre sailing boats. The centre offers plenty of water experiences for adults and children such as windsurfing, kayaking and sailing; activities must be pre booked: INFO.

Mudchute Skate Park. Pic by @cementurians
Millwall Outer Dock
Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre. Pic by DSWC

STRAIGHT: This place is guaranteed to make to smile! Mudchute Farm is a community charity with a working farm, stables, a children’s nursery and a wide range of education activities all set in 32 acres of countryside in the heart of East London! When was the last time you sat next to a sheep with a the financial epicentre as your back drop? Everything else you need to know is here: INFO

Mudchute Farm Sheep
Happy goat! Pic by @mudchute_farm

RIGHT: When you exit the pier, to the right you will see the remains of The SS Great Eastern’s Launch Ramp. The SS Great Eastern ship was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and at the time of launch in 1858, she was the largest ship in the world! Built to carry cargo and passengers between England and Australia, and with thousands of spectators turning up to see her launch from this very spot, embarrassingly the launched failed… three times in three months! Why? read the full story here: INFO

The SS Great Eastern being built. Pic from Historic UK.

If you visit any of these places, or perhaps somewhere I haven’t mentioned, please let me know via Instagram @coventgardenmum or by email. Id love you hear your experience and perhaps even see some photos! Have a great time…