We’re running a #DLR30 competition to win a very special experience for 2. To enter, just send an email completing this line (15 words or fewer) to Competitions@TfL.gov.uk. “My favourite view in the world is…”
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.
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!
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).
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!
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).
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.
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.