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Brunel Museum gets approval to expand the museum
Brunel Museum gets approval to expand the museum

Brunel Museum gets approval to expand the museum

The Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe has been granted planning permission to expand the museum site with a new pavilion that will link its two existing buildings into one larger site.

Dec
08
2021
The Finnish church’s Christmas shop opens
The Finnish church’s Christmas shop opens

The Finnish church’s Christmas shop opens

The annual tradition of filling a street in Rotherhithe with Nordic delights later this month won't be happening, but the Finnish Church will still be opening its Christmas food shop.

Nov
05
2020
London’s Pocket Parks: King George’s Fields, Rotherhithe
London’s Pocket Parks: King George’s Fields, Rotherhithe

London’s Pocket Parks: King George’s Fields, Rotherhithe

This is one of many of the King George Fields that can be found across London, and the UK.

Apr
15
2020
Floodlighting Rotherhithe for the Mayflower’s 400th anniversary
Floodlighting Rotherhithe for the Mayflower’s 400th anniversary

Floodlighting Rotherhithe for the Mayflower’s 400th anniversary

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's voyage to the new world to escape religious freedoms in England, and there are a number of events being planned to mark the anniversary.

Feb
18
2020
The Swan mural on Max Bygrave’s old home
The Swan mural on Max Bygrave’s old home

The Swan mural on Max Bygrave’s old home

There is a mosaic mural of a swan in Rotherhithe that has an indirect link with the late entertainer, Max Bygraves.

Jan
09
2020
Canary Wharf cycle bridge delayed due to funding shortage
Canary Wharf cycle bridge delayed due to funding shortage

Canary Wharf cycle bridge delayed due to funding shortage

Plans for a pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Thames linking Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf have been put on hold, due to a shortage of funding.

Jun
21
2019
Funding for groups marking the sailing of the Mayflower to America
Funding for groups marking the sailing of the Mayflower to America

Funding for groups marking the sailing of the Mayflower to America

A funding pot worth £140,000 is available for local projects in Southwark marking the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to America which will be marked in 2020.

Jan
23
2019
London’s Public Art: The Sunbeam Weekly and the Pilgrim’s Pocket
London’s Public Art: The Sunbeam Weekly and the Pilgrim’s Pocket

London’s Public Art: The Sunbeam Weekly and the Pilgrim’s Pocket

This statue of a man and a boy in Rotherhithe is going to be very heavily photographed for it will be a major site of pilgrimage for Americans in 2020.

Jan
10
2019
Pedestrian and cyclist crossing planned for the Thames
Pedestrian and cyclist crossing planned for the Thames

Pedestrian and cyclist crossing planned for the Thames

A new way for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the Thames has long been planned, and now a consultation has opened on what sort of crossing we will get.

Nov
08
2017
The parish marker of a Rotherhithe church – in Stratford
The parish marker of a Rotherhithe church – in Stratford

The parish marker of a Rotherhithe church – in Stratford

If you wander along that broad avenue of Tesco Value Dubai that is post-Olympics Stratford High Street, you might spy a relic from the deep past.

Oct
06
2017
Five new river crossings announced by the Mayor
Five new river crossings announced by the Mayor

Five new river crossings announced by the Mayor

The Mayor of London has outlined aspirations for a number of new river crossings in East London, which is a bit of a north-south barrier at the moment as far as transport is concerned.

Oct
04
2016
Tours of a disused tunnel under the Thames announced
Tours of a disused tunnel under the Thames announced

Tours of a disused tunnel under the Thames announced

Very exciting news as a long forgotten and overlooked marvel under the Thames is to have its first ever public tours.

Apr
01
2015
Walking through a Tunnel under the Thames — Part 2
Walking through a Tunnel under the Thames — Part 2

Walking through a Tunnel under the Thames — Part 2

A rare confluence of events lead to a remarkable opportunity this weekend as 4,000 people were able to walk through the world's first underwater tunnel.

May
25
2014
Walking through a Tunnel under the Thames — Part 1
Walking through a Tunnel under the Thames — Part 1

Walking through a Tunnel under the Thames — Part 1

Earlier today, people queued up outside Rotherhithe Station for a rare chance to walk through a railway tunnel under the Thames. Yet next to them ran another tunnel, also under the Thames and also equally rarely walked through.

May
24
2014
The ruins of King Edward III’s manor house
The ruins of King Edward III’s manor house

The ruins of King Edward III’s manor house

Next to the riverside in Rotherhithe, you might come across a patch of neatly maintained turf surrounded by modest houses - and poking out of that turf are the remains of an old stone wall.

Nov
25
2012
Views of London from a “hidden hill” in Rotherhithe
Views of London from a “hidden hill” in Rotherhithe

Views of London from a “hidden hill” in Rotherhithe

The areas around Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays were once a series of docks that were slowly filled in and lost in the 1970s and early 1980s. As befits an area that was originally a marsh, and then an industrial hub,

Apr
04
2011

For Sale – a Model of the Rotherhithe Tunnel Shield

An auction house is about to sell off something I wouldn’t mind buying if I had a more generous wallet – a scale model of the tunnelling shield used to dig the (road) tunnel at Rotherhithe. “It’s a fabulous piece!

Mar
02
2011
A whole week of Subterranean London events
A whole week of Subterranean London events

A whole week of Subterranean London events

Fancy a week (well, almost) of events about the mysteries that lurk unseen under the streets of London? Sadly, mainly limited to talking about what is down there rather than actually visiting the places, the talks will still be of

Aug
12
2010

First Day of the East London Line

“I apologise for the cramped conditions” was how the first train on the newly extended East London Line was introduced to its excited passengers. For yes, the majority, if not indeed the totality of the passengers were highly excited. A

Apr
27
2010

The strange appeal of walking through tube tunnels

It might sound like a rather obscure sort of event that just a few people would be interested in – yet Londoners have leapt at the chance to

Mar
12
2010

Brunel’s Thames Tunnel Open to the Public

Warning – tickets are SOLD OUT. You can try turning up in the hope that people have spares, but that is about it. The Brunel Museum will however resume their floodlit tunnel train trips in a few months time. In

Mar
04
2010
A Horn Fair Procession From Rotherhithe to Charlton
A Horn Fair Procession From Rotherhithe to Charlton

A Horn Fair Procession From Rotherhithe to Charlton

As much as a admire the Victorians for many achievements, they did have two rather annoying habits. One was to rewrite, or at least censor ancient history when they discovered the supposedly enlightened folk were rather keen on Bacchanalian propensities.

Jun
28
2009
No to the Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf Bridge
No to the Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf Bridge

No to the Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf Bridge

A lobby group has been pushing for a pedestrian bridge to be built linking Canary Wharf with Rotherhithe – a route currently serviced by either a ferry service or (via a short walk) the Jubilee Line. It is being reported,

Feb
09
2009