Get your weekend cultural fix and dose of healthy exercise in one go with The Line, London’s first contemporary art walk. With works by artists such as Damien Hirst, gin distilleries to explore and pubs to wet the whistle by canals, all located within this east London walk, one might be mistaken to think they had walked in on a hipster’s paradise.
The Line begins near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and meanders through the canals and the Meridian line to North Greenwich. Dotted along the way are intriguing works of art, such as this stony-faced chap:
Before long, you’ll hit the Three Mills Green and Three Mills Island, where you can take a peek into the old gin distilleries and mill houses, which wouldn’t look out of place in the English countryside.
The trail then continues along the canals and Meridian line, where in addition to the artwork you can enjoy spotting birds, as well as a bit of people-watching:
Kayak football, anyone?
The Line is free to walk and the sculptures change every two years. Given the area’s little pockets of history, wildlife and culture, it’s not something I would mind doing again and again.