Six Walks in the Docklands
My number is 07815009191, email firstname.lastname@example.org
All walks start at 1.30 pm and take approximately two hours.
For each of the walks I provide a map beforehand and notes after as an aide memoire in case you want to repeat it on your own or take some friends.
Cost: £10 for each walk.
Tuesday 31st January/Thursday 2nd February
Shadwell / Limehouse Walk
Start Point: Wapping Overground Station
Visiting: the site of one of the oldest waterworks in London and of one of the city’s great battles, an art deco masterpiece, an ancient retreat, the home of Fu Manchu and where Clement Attlee learnt his socialism.
Tuesday 7th February/Thursday 9th February
Start Point: Bermondsey Underground Station
Visiting: the tomb of an 18th century prince who died far from home, Dickens’ Jacob’s Island, the heart of London’s grain industry for hundreds of years, where Pepys picked cherries for his wife and one of the capital’s smartest council estates.
Tuesday 14th February/Thursday 16th February
Start Point: Westferry DLR Station
Visiting: one of the city’s oldest buildings, the new towns’ model estate, the Venetian style town hall, the site of the WW1 bombing that shocked the nation and the memorial to those who gave life and liberty for civil disobedience.
Tuesday 21st February/Thursday 23rd February
Isle of Dogs Walk
Start Point: TBC
Visiting: where Millwall Football Club first played, the site of the worst wartime docklands disaster, one of the last docks to close, the launch site of Brunel’s disastrous great ship and an ancient ferry.
Tuesday 28th February/Thursday 2 March
Visiting: the short chimneyed power station for London’s trams and the home for the retired next door, the National Maritime Museum’s most interesting exhibit, Sir Christopher Wren’s Observatory, Queen Elizabeth’s Tree, the girls’ school with larger than average windows and the present for the queen when she shot a dog.
Start Point: Greenwich Cutty Sark DLR Station.
Tuesday 7th March/Thursday 9th March
Visiting: derelict sites ready for a £3.5 billion refurbishment, one of the largest enclosed water spaces in the world, the park built on a toxic tar works site, the memorial to the largest explosion ever in the UK, a music hall, the sugar factory and that cable car.
Start Point: London City Airport DLR Station, outside Costa Coffee.