Win a Family River Roamer ticket

This competition closed on Sunday July 30 2017.

All you have to do is email: and tell us why you love the Thames in 30 words or fewer.

Enjoy a lazy day on the river or hop on and off at some of London’s most famous attractions. Pop into a market or café for lunch, and maybe try to clock up some of our 30 things to do via the DLR (many of which are accessible from the Thames).

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Short and scenic routes – The Wandle Trail

Next in our series of scenic cycle rides is the lovely Wandle Trail in South West London.

We rode a 7 mile section of this route between Earlsfield and Hackbridge. There are train stations at each end so it’s easy to reach with your bike if you’re coming from somewhere else. The whole trail is 12 miles if you’re feeling energetic!

Win tickets for BRICKLIVE London 2017

This competition closed on Wednesday 19 July.

For a chance of winning, email your name and address to by 8pm tonight (Wednesday 19 July).

ExCeL is one of the many venues served by the DLR, and we have tickets to give away for a group of four people to visit its LEGO’s BRICKLIVE event next week (Thursday 27 July to Sunday 30 July).

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BRICKLIVE is the UK’s biggest celebration of LEGO. Built by LEGO fans for LEGO fans, it’s an opportunity to see the world’s best LEGO builders in action, catch up with the very latest LEGO sets (and rare vintage sets) and, of course, play with millions of LEGO bricks.

TfL competition rules are here.

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The DLR is 30 this year

This month, the DLR turns 30. Regarded as a novelty when it was first opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1987, the driverless light railway has had front seat views of the changing landscape in east London. Today, the area is a vibrant, thriving part of London packed with well-known attractions and hidden gems.

To mark the 30th anniversary and to help you explore and discover the Docklands and east London, TfL has launched Destination DLR – 30 things to do via the Docklands Light Railway.



Destination DLR: 30 fabulous things you can do via the DLR

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’ve created a list of amazing things you can do via the DLR.


Drive the DLR

DLR station: any

Be a train driver for the day on the driverless Docklands Light Railway. Grab the front seat and enjoy the view. While you’re at it, tweet us a picture @londondlr #DLR30

Discover Canary Wharf

DLR station: Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf isn’t just offices and shops. Discover music, film, theatre, dance and more, alongside one of the UK’s largest collections of public art.

Explore art all over town with the Summer Art Map

One of the great things about London is that art pops up in all kinds of places. To celebrate this, and to help you find some of the best bits, take a look at the Summer Art Map.

The map brings together over 40 public artworks from across the city, including 5 commissions from Art on the Underground – TfL’s contemporary arts programme. They’re all pretty great, but here are just a few of the highlights, and how to find them.

Photograph by Thierry Bal

Short and scenic rides – Colne Valley Park

Next in our hand-picked cycling route series is the beautiful Colne Valley Park.

The eight mile, mostly car-free route is set in Colne Valley Park, a 27,500 acre area of peaceful, tranquil parks, green spaces and reservoirs between the River Colne and the Grand Union Canal. It’s a circular route starting at Uxbridge and with lots of open space is a great place to get back on your bike if you haven’t cycled for a while.

TFL staff Walk the Line for health

This is a guest post by Rachel Clark, Health Promotion Manager at World Cancer Research Fund UK.

World Cancer Research Fund UK set TfL staff a challenge to walk the equivalent of the Central Line.

In today’s workplace many of us are becoming more and more sedentary, often sitting for hours at a time. Unfortunately, this inactivity can have serious health implications. According to a Lancet report, physical inactivity is responsible for 17 per cent of premature deaths in the UK every year and shortens a person’s lifespan by three to five years. World Cancer Research Fund’s evidence has also found that being physically active can decrease the risk of a number of different cancers.