DLR30 competition – win a fun-packed day out in Greenwich

We have a top day out in Greenwich for 2 people to give away, taking in the Cutty Sark, The Royal Observatory and a meal for 2 at the Rivington Greenwich. To enter, just email the name of your favourite boat or ship from any period of history to: competitions@Tfl.gov.uk (Boaty McBoatface is not admissible).

Competition closes 23:59 on Sunday 20 August.

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It’s all about boats

Love boats? The East End is rich in maritime history – and you can explore lots of it via the DLR. On our visit we started out at St Katharine Docks, not far from Tower Gateway.

It’s a little hidden gem away from the bustle around Tower Bridge and lovely to wander around. It’s the marina closest to central London and in season, has lots of boats moored which gives it a sense of the seaside in the capital. The Dickens Inn is a fabulous 18th century docks warehouse next to the marina that has been restored and you can enjoy food and drink here in the beamed restaurants.

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Know London Walking: The results

On Saturday some of you took part in our Know London Walking challenge, navigating around London to find Legible London signs and scan as many QR codes as possible. As is to be expected in England, we had a little bit of rain, but we still had plenty of entries from a huge variety of people aged 9 to 66 – well done to everyone who took part!

Thanks to everyone who took part on Saturday – see the leaderboard below for final positions.

DLR30 competition – win Tower of London tickets

This competition closed on Sunday 13 August 2017. 

To enter, just email the name of your favourite historical figure to competitions@TfL.gov.uk

It’s been a palace, prison, and place of execution for nearly 1,000 years. Now, to celebrate 30 years of the DLR, we’ve got two prizes of tickets for the Tower of London up for grabs.

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Know London Walking – The ultimate urban navigational challenge

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Legible London wayfinding system, we’ve partnered with British Orienteering (who, coincidentally, are 50 years old this year) to bring you Know London Walking – the ultimate urban navigational challenge!

If you think you know London’s best shortcuts and hidden secrets, now’s the time to prove it. Or if you just want a bit of fun on a sunny August weekend, that’s fine too.

The aim of the game is to visit as many Legible London locations as possible. For those of you who don’t know, Legible London signs look like this.

Why we love our cargo bike

I love cycling. I’d commuted to work for over 7 years in London before I had children and I loved the freedom and flexibility it gave me. Having children was joyous, but it was a big change – prams, napping and the safety of something so small meant cycling was on hold for a bit. However, once my daughter got bigger and more robust I was happy to gain a second hand wee-rider seat and start going places again. We did it, and it was fun!

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