Starts at 11:45 am
This guided walking tour with Paul Talling,author of Derelict London and London's Lost Rivers (Penguin Random House Books), covers lost canals, rivers and docks of South London.
The Grand Surrey Canal only closed after WW2 and there are plenty of reminders along the walk. Starting at the old Peckham Basin walking to Rotherhithe via Burgess Park, Old Kent Rd, Deptford and Surrey Quays, taking in redundant canal bridges. timber wharves, mooring bollards & lock machinery. Walking past Chaucer's mural on the Old Kent Road which references the Earl's Sluice (a lost river), past the Grand Surrey's junction with the Croydon Canal (closed in 1836 after only 25 years) and a look at some of the old Surrey Commercial Docks.
A fascinating walk through some of South East London's beautiful sights (and some not so beautiful too). Other interesting points along the route include, the estate where Rio Ferdinand grew up, old slipper baths, Millwall FC, scrapyards and the odd bit of dereliction.
At the end: Maybe join Paul for a pint or two in a pub beside the Thames. You can get home via nearby Rotherhithe station on the London Overground.
This walk takes approximately 4 hours.
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.
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