Skip to main content

East India Dock Basin

Orchard Place, Leamouth, London, E14 9QS

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.


About this venue

Within sight of Canary Wharf and the O2 Arena, you’ll discover the old East India Dock Basin, now enjoying a new lease of life as an amazing wildlife sanctuary. The city high flyers you’ll spot here are Kingfishers, occasional Black Redstarts and nesting Common Terns. Because where once 19th century ships delivered their cargoes, there’s now tranquil open water, wildflower meadows and saltmarsh. East India Dock Basin is a real gem; a perfect escape from the city for the family and a nature lover’s delight.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

  • The East India Dock Basin is a nature reserve created from the former River Thames docks opposite the O2.
  • The paths take in salt marsh, open water and meadow and there are hides for birdwatching.
  • It is linked to the nearby Bow Creek Ecology Park.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Limehouse.
  • The nearest underground station is Canary Wharf.
  • The nearest DLR station is East India.

Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times.
  • Comments View
    • 1st July to 31st August - 08:30-21:00
    • 1st September to 31st October - 08:30-19:30
    • 1st November to 31st March - 08:30-17:00
    • 1st April to 30th June - 08:30-19:30.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Orchard Place and Blackwall Way.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The on-street parking is restricted to resident permit holders Monday - Friday.

Access Point (Jamestown Way / Thames Path)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Jamestown Way / Thames Path.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 120cm.

Access Point (Blackwall Way)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the end of the road close to the roundabout junction with East India Dock Road / Lower Lea Crossing.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 140cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to and beyond the access point.
  • Comments View
    • The slope towards the access point is slight, then slope beyond the access point leading into the park is steep.

Access Point (Orchard Place)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located near the entrance to Orchard Place.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 110cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the steps after the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located after the access point, to the left of the slope.
    • There is/are 8 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 12cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, tarmac and concrete surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There are some sections of path made of compacted earth and cobbles which can be bypassed.

Level Change (Paths Around the Park)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located around the park.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the east side of the basin.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are several easy and steep ramps and slopes around the park which cannot be bypassed if crossing the park or making a circuit of it.
    • There are two bridges which cross the former dock gates.
    • These are generally level with an easy slope at each end and handrails to both sides (photograph 5).

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)