Get to know the hidden conrers of East London with a brand new, first of its kind experience on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) this summer on the DLR Discovery - a guided tour between two of London’s most iconic destinations, Tower Gateway and Cutty Sark, on a special non-stopping service on a route not normally served by the DLR.

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Each journey includes a professional tour guide on board as it travels around the transformed Docklands area of east London, known for its vibrant neighbourhoods and rich cultural heritage. You’ll get to see how this part of the capital has grown and developed over the last 100 years and that there’s more to Docklands than banking and the fish market.

The tour guide will offer an insight into some of east London’s most well-known sights that passengers can see as they wind their way past the towering skyline of the financial and cultural district at Canary Wharf and the futuristic Crossrail Place and Roof Garden above the newly-built Elizabeth line station. The tour will also take in the historic Billingsgate Fish Market, Limehouse basin and its network of navigable canals as well as the iconic Cutty Sark tea clipper.

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The experience will continue with a thirty-minute guided walking tour around the historic heart of Greenwich, giving you the opportunity to learn more about the World Heritage Site with a professional guide. The walking tour starts and end at Cutty Sark DLR station and take in the Cutty Sark, one of the only remaining tea clippers from the nineteenth century, and pass by the Royal Naval College and National Maritime Museum.

The tours are the first of their kind to operate on TfL services and will start on 4 August 2018, running every Saturday and Sunday until 9 September 2018.

Trains will depart on the hour every hour, starting at 10am each day, with the last tour leaving Tower Gateway at 5pm. Tickets for the exclusive DLR Discovery train are £8 for adults and £4 for children and include a return journey on the DLR.

Tickets for the DLR Discovery must be bought in advance and are available to purchase here. Check-in closes 20 minutes prior to departure. Children’s fare is valid for those aged between 5 and 12 years old.