What is the connection between the Aquatic Centre and gin? How did timber yards on the River Lea help Charton Athletic? When would you have heard Italian being spoken in Mandeville Place?
The waterways are a central feature of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and their history tells the story of Stratford's evolution from marshy backwater to modern day visitor destination.
Our volunteer tour guides run walking tours that take you on a loop around the Bow Back Rivers to explain why they are here and how they have changed. The route is just under a mile long, and is on level or gently sloping ground and step-free.