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Leaway - Anthony Palmer

Leaway walking tour with Anthony Palmer

Join photographer and educator Anthony Palmer for a walking tour to learn about the reimagining and the recent architectural interventions transforming the Leaway.

Dramatically transformed over a time of great change for East London, the Leaway now provides a sustainable, continuous walking and cycling route connecting the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to the Royal Docks and the River Thames.  

Centuries of industrial invention in the Lower Lea Valley have left stories of perfume, ink production, milling, and gin distillation. Pass by Georgian architectural heritage at Three Mills, the ironwork forms of Victorian gasholders at Twelvetrees Crescent and continue on to Cody Dock, a thriving hub exemplifying community-led transformation and innovative design.

Whilst many spaces still wait to be reimagined, the Leaway is opening up a once-hidden landscape that can surprise and delight all who discover it. 

Meeting point : Pudding Mill Lane DLR Station, London, E15 2PH


We strive to ensure our events are accessible for all. Occasionally our offsite visits may involve steps and uneven terrain; please contact us at to discuss the route for specific tours and events.

About Anthony

Anthony Palmer is a photography tutor working with adult education and community groups and an educator leading architecture tours and photo walks exploring London. Interested in urbanism, he completed the MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2013 and his research interests continue to include the role of the image in architecture, urban regeneration and housing. Anthony regularly contributes photographs to the RIBA online collections database, RIBApix.