East London and Docklands

London Docklands today bear little resemblance to the scruffy depots and boatyards of the 19th and 20th centuries. This area is now a gentrified quarter with a string of marinas and watersport activity centres. Visitors can choose from sailing, dragon boating, rowing, canoeing and power boating in a destination buzzing with activity. To the east the Bow Back Rivers pass through Stratford's new 500 acre Olympic Park. Also feeding into the Thames is the Regents Canal, a recreational waterway perfect for anyone looking to try out sailing or canoeing. This pretty canal starts at the enchanting Little Venice at Maida Vale and ends at Limehouse Basin in the Docklands.

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The Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre

You'll find this outstanding destination on the Millwall outer dock, on the Isle of Dogs. A huge range of water sports training programmes are offered. The centre is part of the Lee Valley Regional Park, which stretches 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee. Also not to be missed is the Lee Valley White Water Centre, which will host all the Olympic canoe slalom events at London 2012 and is set to become a major venue for white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking.

Video - Dinghy Sailing at The Docklands Sailing & Watersports Centre

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