Τι θα κάνετε
This is a 2 1/2 -3 hour flat walk eastwards from the unique Tower Bridge to the redeveloped Surrey Docks area. Viewing an old and new London.1800's warehouses, dock inlets, the riverside path, new housing, reused docks. We can walk on the riverbank tide permitting. Past the small remains of a 12th Century Royal Palace. Through a redeveloped warehouse area. Then the 300 year old church of St Mary the Virgin. This area has Mayflower relevant features. We pass the Brunel Museum and his Thames Tunnel, the Rotherhithe Tunnel Edwardian Vent chambers, and the Rotherhithe Rd Bascule Bridge. Arriving at the Surrey Docks area, formely 85% water. This area was heavily bombed in the War, so only very few original buildings remain. This new suburb has been rebuilt in a style mostly sympathetic to its marine past. Retaining some interesting dock infrastructure. We'll walk past the 2 full remaining docks and on to the river side with views to Canary Wharf. Through Russia Woodlands and up Stave Hill. Walking back to the Thames and on to Rotherhithe Train Station, (Zone 2). This walk is off the tourist track, but it shows a perhaps unusual side of London developed over the last 200 or more years
Ο οικοδεσπότης σας
As a New Zealander, and a builder living in London for 20 years, this walk exemplifies much I have studied, experienced, and enjoyed about this historical nation. Now retired in London I have had the chance to explore many new places. I worked Surrey Docks 30 years ago and have seen major change since then, as there have been in the last 50 years. I love the Victorian Warehouses with their water access and reuse as apartments. The Thames shoreline, the Rotherhithe and Mayflower connection. The great Empire docks and their reuse for recreation, and as the setting for a whole new London suburb.
Πού θα είστε
We'll start in the 1800s docks area of Shadwell, by Tower Bridge, docks, inlet and warehouses. Moving on to the river pathway and tide permitting access the river bank. We'll see the Mayflower mooring point. Past the Brunel Museum and Thames Tunnel. On to the Surrey Docks Suburb, with 1980s housing, reused and reclaimed docks and infrastructure. Canary Wharf and river views. Through the Russia Dock Woodlands, up Stave Hill and Rotherhithe Trains
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Για πλήρη επιστροφή χρημάτων, ακυρώστε τουλάχιστον 7 μέρες πριν από την προγραμματισμένη έναρξη της εμπειρίας ή εντός 24 ωρών από την κράτηση.
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Επιτρέπονται έως και 6 επισκέπτες ηλικίας 16 ετών και πάνω. This is a flat reasonably paced 3 hour walk with some stops. And we can take a break for snacks by group concensus. Please allow for a Zone 2 return journey.
The unsophisticated Brunel Mueseum, which we shall pass, is worth a visit, as it is very informative about this very talented Victorian Engineer.
Walking from the City to the Suburbs.