Thames Path in London" as a diversion from that route and very enjoyable it is too.
Starting from the DLR station it starts off heading north up the pathway on the east side of the Grand Union Canal (not the west as shown in the map in the Thames Path book, which apart from this small "feature" is very good indeed) passing locks and heading under one of the old bridges:
Just after the Roman Road the route turns right into the Hertford Union Canal alongside Victoria Park until a wondrous sight, full of happy memories and glorious sounds:
the spirit of London 2012 lives here, forever (unless, of course, West Ham spoils it).
Anyhow, then its down the Lee River where to be honest the route is rather concrete jungle for a bit:
Three Mills Island:
At this point I felt rather hungry, thirsty and in need of a bit of a rest but this being London there was just the thing nearby:
Definitely worth a hike if you feel like stretching your legs and exploring this side of London, historic in its own way.