Albert Island is part of London's Docklands and as yet it's not been developed as much as other parts of the area. It's at the eastern tip of the area, and close to London's City airport - perhaps that's why. We cycled here back in March and our visit formed part of our hunt for the Woolwich Foot Tunnel on the north side of the Thames.
I was quite taken with the lock, so I thought I'd share some more photos with you today. And if you're wondering, we did cross the lock over this path, but no we didn't cycle over it!
And once we were safely over the lock, I went back to make the most of this photo opportunity.
With my pictures captured we picked up our bikes and carried them up over the steps and onto this less than inspiring part of the Thames Path. It was about here that we ran out of flats and developments and we started to think we'd gone too far.
At the next opportunity we headed inland and found ourselves faced with a left or right decision. We chose to turn right, which was in fact wrong and cycled over the Sir Steve Redgrave bridge. Once we realised we'd gone wrong, it was a quick turnaround and back the other way over the bridge, with a short pause to take a shot of the view down the runway at London's City airport.
Not a bad view at all, and well worth the diversion.