The Line is a free public art walk between The O2 and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, following the waterways and the line of the Greenwich Meridian.

Featuring an evolving programme of art installations, projects and events, The Line illuminates an inspiring landscape where everyone can explore art, nature and heritage for free.

Allow three hours to complete the entire route on foot or visit different sections on different days – the changing seasons and tides mean no two visits are the same.

Be inspired! Olympian Christine Ohuruogu’s short film highlights the health and wellbeing benefits of spending time on The Line. Why not make it a part of your regular exercise or use The Line as a commuting route?

Fun for the whole family! Make The Line is a free downloadable kids’ activity pack produced and inspired by the artists. The Line is yours to explore.

1a. Alex Chinneck A bullet from a shooting star Image by Chris Tubbs 600x766

Made of Galvanised Steel, this installation by Alex Chinneck is called: "A Bullet from a shooting star".

If you’re looking for something closer to home, try GoParks.London. This FREE interactive map lists some 4000 parks and public green spaces across Greater London.

Wherever you’re going, remember to stay safe. Respect others and be aware of physical distancing. Wash your hands often, take litter home to dispose of it safely, especially single-use masks or plastic gloves.

Photographer Paul Meyler has been on a mission to record the impact COVID-19 has had on central London. He's told us a bit more about the inspiration behind this work and picks three of his favourite shots:


"In the current situation with COVID-19 causing a lockdown, like many other photographers, all of my booked shoots have been postponed. This left me wondering what I can do to help people remember these times well in to the future. I decided I'd cycle around the heart of London hoping to capture some memorable images which will help portray the effect this is having on our capital.

I have to admit I was shocked to see just how eerie the usually packed streets of London were. It had a stillness and emptiness that you could only associate with seeing in a movie, I never expected to actually experience this in real life. Rather than seeing the usual crowds, I only saw people who were out for their daily walk or their weekly food shop and sometimes I didn’t come across anyone for a while. I never would’ve imagined England’s capital city could be this deserted, I actually had the time and space to appreciate how beautiful the architecture and landmarks are. We're always so busy in our everyday lives, we don’t take enough time to just stop, look around, and appreciate our surroundings.

I have produced a series of images and amongst these are 3 of my favourites:

001. Regent St c Paul Meyler 
'Regent Street’: Whilst pausing for some water outside the Molton Brown store on Regent Street, I turned and saw this VW Karmann Ghia waiting patiently at a red light. With one of London’s busiest street’s having no other traffic in sight, the image with this classic car could easily have been seen 50 years ago - also easy to identify the location with the iconic Liberty London in the background.

003. NHS c Paul Meyler

‘NHS’ : I came across this powerful piece of street art near Waterloo Station. This is a very significant message for those ’super heroes’ working for the NHS and helping the country fight this virus. As I was looking at this piece of art, two people came riding past on bicycles which can only be hired in central London, these encourage people to stay away from public transport, exercise and experience the city at ground level. 

002. Granary Sq c Paul Meyler

‘Granary Square’: I came across this gentleman in a peaceful Granary Square. He was taking time out to sit and enjoy doing a crossword in the fresh air, but was wearing a face mask which is increasingly becoming a popular accessory as we tackle this pandemic."

Paul Meyler Photographer

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