Lower Lea Valley

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The Lower Lea Valley is the southern end of the Lea Valley which surrounds the River Lea. It is part of the Thames Gateway redevelopment area and was the location of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

A 2005 documentary What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day? focused on the history and landscape of the Lower Lea Valley. The film was made by Paul Kelly in conjunction with British pop group Saint Etienne.[1]


The area is within the London Borough of Hackney to the northwest, the London Borough of Newham to the southeast, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to the southwest, and the London Borough of Waltham Forest to the northeast.

Redevelopment areas[edit]

Responsibility for the redevelopment of most of the area was under the remit of the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation until 2012. The area around the Olympic site is now under the control of the London Legacy Development Corporation. It forms part of the Green Enterprise District. Part of the area is an enterprise zone including Silvertown Quays, Royal Albert Dock and Royal Albert Basin.[2] Current areas identified for redevelopment are:


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Coordinates: 51°33′N 0°1′W / 51.550°N 0.017°W / 51.550; -0.017