King's Park to Stratford Westfield

Walks, England, Greater London, Hackney

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  • Kingsmead Estate was built in 1936-8 on the site of a projectile factory and, before that, marshes.

    Step 1: Kingsmead Estate was built in 1936-8 on the site of a projectile factory and, before that, marshes.

  • Head through the centre of the Estate and take a right onto Kingsmead Way.

    Step 2: Head through the centre of the Estate and take a right onto Kingsmead Way.

  • Up the ramp to Matchmaker's Wharf. Take a peek inside.

    Step 3: Up the ramp to Matchmaker's Wharf. Take a peek inside.

  • Matchmaker's Wharf stands on the site of a die-cast factory that made Matchbox toy cars here until 1982.

    Step 4: Matchmaker's Wharf stands on the site of a die-cast factory that made Matchbox toy cars here until 1982.

  • Over the canal

    Step 5: Over the canal

  • The Hackney Cut was built in 1769 to straighten the navigation of the River Lee.

    Step 6: The Hackney Cut was built in 1769 to straighten the navigation of the River Lee.

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