finding europe in london - leg 12
From: Roman Road
To: Brussels Wharf
DISTANCE: 2 miles
TOTAL DISTANCE: 11 miles
Run along Roman Road for a couple of minutes and then turn left onto Morpeth Street. At the end of the road turn right onto Bancroft Street, left onto Globe Road, right onto Cephas Street, left onto Cephas Avenue, right onto Mile End Road, left onto Stepney Green Road and then right onto Hannibal Road.
Run along Hannibal Road for a few minutes until you get to a roundabout. Take the second exit onto Redman's Road and then right onto Jamaica Street.
At the end of Jamaica Street (a decent run), veer right onto Clovelly Way and keep following the road as it becomes Summercourt Road.
Turn right onto Arbour Square and then cross the main road and run down Devenport Street. At the end, turn right onto Cable Street and then left onto Glamis Road. Keep following the road as it becomes Wapping Wall. Just after the road goes over Shadwell Basin turn right into the wharf there. This is Brussels Wharf!
What's it got to do with Belgium?
This was the loading point for the Brussels Steamship Co, which operated a twice weekly service to the centre of Brussels.
Belgium and the EU
Belgium was a founding member of the EU is 1958 and the Eurozone in 1999. They are founding members of NATO, WTO and OECD.