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View Tube

Posted by Alan on May 10, 2012

View Tube

View Tube & Tower Block

 

Another shot from film, the View Tube container café is dwarfed by the development on Stratford High St.

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A view for a beer

Posted by Alan on April 11, 2011

Last weekend I took the bike down the Kernel brewery in Bermondsey, primarily because I wanted to stock up on beer! It’s a good 10 miles or so. On the way back I used it as an excuse to check out cycle Superhighway 3 out towards the Docklands, before heading up toward the Olympic Park at Stratford.

An Oast - used to store hops

An Oast - used to store dry hops, at Bow Locks

Having been on the go pretty much all morning without break I popped into the Container Café / View Tube by the Olympics Park.

The View Tube

The View Tube

It’s a pretty neat location – you can see the building work going on all around you and enjoy a bacon sandwich. It’s a bit hippy-ish,  despite being in the middle of one of the most commercial projects in London!

Inside the container café

Inside the container café

I guess it won’t be there much longer – I can’t imagine it would be allowed to stay during the games itself, so if you’ve got a spare sunny Saturday nip down the Greenway and have a look at progress.

Stadium

Stadium

Aquatics centre?

Aquatics centre?

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