Lea River, Canning Town

Fish Island, Lee River Navigation, Hackney London – The wave is a celebrated image originally created by the Japanese artist Hokusai – and often reproduced. Its appearance here reminds us that at one point the Lea was a tidal river as far upstream as Hackney Wick. Over the centuries canalisation of sections of the river and the creation of flood channels have changed the flow and course of the river….