London, retracing the steps

Anyone who has landed at London City Airport knows it is a treat.
Landing at a small airport in the heart of London is efficient, fast, but it provides a rare bonus, as passengers enjoy great views of London when the aircraft makes its approach.
I had never realised before, but the approach route in the air mirrors the DLR rail service I usually take after landing. In the following images, I retrace the steps as the cityscape folds and unfolds.

 

From the air

Looking East ready to line up with City Airport
Looking East ready to line up with City Airport’s runway, the Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf in the distance
Wapping, looking south, approaching London City Airport
Wapping, looking south, approaching London City Airport
Bacon's college and Canada Water
Bacon’s college and Canada Water
Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs
Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs
Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs
Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs
Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs
Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs
The O2, North Greenwich
The O2, North Greenwich
Greenwich Peninsula
Greenwich Peninsula
Pontoon Dock DLR station, almost touching down at London City Airport
Pontoon Dock DLR station, almost touching down at London City Airport

 

On land

 

Newport Avenue East India
Newport Avenue, East India

11 East India

Blackwall
Blackwall
Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf
Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf
Canary Wharf North Dock
Canary Wharf North Dock
Limehouse Basin
Limehouse Basin
Limehouse Link
Limehouse Link
17 Limehouse
Limehouse DLR
Shadwell Gardens
Shadwell Gardens
Shadwell Gardens
Shadwell Gardens, fenced
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