Starts at 11:00 am
A guided walking tour in and around Wapping, taking in the history & sites of the old London Docks with readings from both of Paul's books (Derelict London & London's Lost Rivers) and a whole lot more . Exploring the now sealed entrances to the old dock basins, decaying remains of docks in unlikely places, bascule bridges, the one time retail centre that is Tobacco Dock and an old water pumping station & tales of smugglers, pirates & murders.
Other interesting points along the route include a mortuary that was turned into London's (probably) smallest museum though now lays tragically derelict, Execution Dock used by the Admiralty for over 400 years to hang pirates and later the scene of a Dr Who episode, the church where scenes from the Long Good Friday was filmed and where Sunhill Police Station (The Bill) was originally situated. All this and passing by a few derelict sites too.
The tour lasts approx 3 to 3 1/2 hours.Afterwards join Paul for a drink in a Wapping pub overlooking the Thames with some of the best riverside views in London.
Dogs are welcome on all tours
By purchasing a ticket for a walk you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
Although public liability insurance is held the organiser shall not be held responsible for accidents, injury, loss or damage to persons or property as a consequence of participation in Paul Talling's walks.Ticket holders are responsible for their own safety while taking part in a walk. The guide is responsible for showing ticket holders sites of interest but not to steward ticket holders across roads etc.
The tour goes ahead regardless of the weather. No refunds due to inclement weather are given.
The walk will depart promptly at the advertised time & will not wait for late-comers. In the event that a ticket holder misses the walk no refund will be given.You are strongly urged to check TFL for weekend engineering works that may affect your journey.
Cost: Free of Charge
Contact and Booking Details
Reserve tickets at this website
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/01/21/a-guided-walking-tour-in-and-around-wapping-with-author-paul-talling-113669 Meet outside of Wapping Station, Wapping High Street, London, London, E1W 3PA DD/MM/YYYY