LEFT: Leave the pier and turn left to walk along the beautiful peninsula. Its changed a lot in recent years and makes for a wonderful walk, and even better cycle. You can go all the way to the Thames Barrier in around 10 minutes on a bicycle or around a 35 minute walk. Sticking to walking for the purposes of this post, as you continue along the Thames pathway, you reach the Emirates Air-Line, a cable car system which takes you over the river. Its well worth it to see the uninterrupted views of the peninsula. INFO
Further along you reach the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, set in four acres of freshwater habitat it is home to a fascinating array of wildlife. You can plan your visit and see their future special events here: INFO Directly behind the ecology park is Southern Park which is ideal for a picnic and has a children’s play area.
STRAIGHT: If you walk straight off the pier and over the pathway, you will see The Tide, London’s first-ever elevated riverside linear park designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Neiheiser Argyros, which features artwork from Damien Hirst, Allen Jones and Morag Myerscough.
Its glass panels are currently covered in glorious colours making for a modern stained glass effect. Now only 1km in length, it will eventually run 5km around the whole Peninsula. INFO
RIGHT: If you turn right off the pier, the pathway leads you to the O2 arena. Currently some retail units and eateries are open for takeaways (with inside spaces reopening in May) but more exciting than that, Up at The O2 is now back open! Fancy a view from the top? Just look at the sun setting from up there… INFO
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…