On this page there is practical information for LINKED, including how to get to the route, and how to borrow a receiver. A detailed map and information sheets carrying all the details below are available at receiver pick-up points.
You can experience LINKED by borrowing a receiver and map available free at the following pick-up points. You can keep and use your receiver for as long as you require up to three months and then return it by post in the envelope provided.
1. Leyton Library, High Road Leyton, E10 5QH. Tel: 020 8496 1090. Open: Monday 10am-6pm, Tuesday-Friday 9.30am-6pm, Saturday 9.30am-5pm. Closed Sunday.
2. Harrow Green Library, Cathall Road, Leytonstone, E11 4LF. Tel: 020 8496 1063. Open: Monday 10am-6pm, Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am-8pm, Wednesday & Friday 9.30am-6pm, Saturday 9.30am-5pm. Closed Sunday.
3. Leytonstone Library, 6 Church Lane, E11 1HG. Tel: 020 8496 1190. Open: Monday 10am-8pm, Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am-8pm, Wednesday & Friday 9.30am-6pm, Saturday 9.30am-5pm. Closed Sunday.
4. Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, E11 2RQ. Tel: 020 8708 7400. Open: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am-8pm, Friday 9.30am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-4pm. Closed Wednesday & Sunday.
Museum of London (off map), 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN. Tel: 0870 444 3852. Open Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm.
Redbridge Museum (off map) Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA. Tel: 020 8708 2317. Open: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Vestry House Museum (off map) Vestry Road, Walthamstow E17 9NH. Tel: 020 8509 1917. Open: Wednesday (School holidays only) Midday-4pm, Thursday & Friday Midday-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm.
For Group Collections of 5 or more receivers we recommend that you email firstname.lastname@example.org with at least one week's notice to arrange collection from: Artsadmin, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB. Tel: 020 7247 5102.
Update 29th October 2010: LINKED is still currently going through a period of maintenance. Therefore four of the twenty original transmitters not currently not present on the route, or not functioning at the time of writing.
Transmitter #1 at the western end of the route is currently inaccessible to the public, due to road closures for Olympic Park development. Therefore there is currently only one transmitter to the west of Leyton Tube Station. However the first transmitter will be reinstalled in a new site in 2010/11.
Transmitter #11 situated on Connaught Road, by the northern part of Dyers Hall Road, has been removed for repairs - it will be replaced in 2010/11.
Due to ongoing problems, Transmitter #12 at Grove Green Road, close to Leytonstone Tube Station, is currently not present. We hope to have this re-installed during 2010/11.
Due to a traffic accident in late Summer 2009, Transmitter #14 at the corner of Kingswood Road and Wallwood Road has been damaged, but will be re-installed in 2010/11.
Because of the problems with these last three transmitters, at present you can only hear one transmitter between the southern part of Dyers Hall Road in Leytonstone and the Green Man Roundabout. However the rest of the transmitters are functioning well, and it remains possible to have a good experience of the LINKED project.
Tube: London Underground Central Line stations Leyton, Leytonstone, Wanstead and Redbridge tube stations, are all on or near the Linked route.
Rail: Hackney Wick and Leytonstone High Road mainline rail stations.
Bus: The following selected bus routes travel along sections of the route:
308 from Hackney Wick (Waterden Road) to Wanstead Station via Eastway, Temple Mills Lane, Stratford, Wanstead Flats, Blake Hall Road and Cambridge Park.
W14 from Leyton (Asda) to Woodford Bridge via Grove Green Road, Cathall Road, High Road Leytonstone, Green Man Roundabout, Cambridge Park and Wanstead High Street.
W15 from Hackney Central to Walthamstow (Cogan Avenue Estate) via Eastway, Ruckholt Road, Grove Green Road and Fairlop Road.
66 from Leytonstone (Bus Station) to Romford via Green Man Roundabout, Cambridge Park, George Green, Eastern Avenue and Redbridge Roundabout.
145 from Leytonstone (Bus Station) to Dagenham (Asda) via Green Man Roundabout, Cambridge Park, George Green, Eastern Avenue and Redbridge Roundabout.
The full route is just under 4 miles long, and passes all 20 transmitters that make up LINKED. It is possible to walk shorter sections of the route, and pass fewer transmitters. Details are available on maps given out at pick-up points.
The recommended route is accessible for wheelchair users.
Please be aware of your safety on the route. Remove your headset when crossing roads.