Walks: Discover Rotherhithe

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13th December 2015 @ 11:30 – 13:30 Europe/London Timezone
London SE16
£10 (concessions £8)

Discover Rotherhithe with this walk with Old Maps

St Mary's Church Rotherhithe is an area full of heritage traces and historical events and there is no better way to discover it than by doing this walk across its narrow streets by the riverside.

This is where the Mayflower sailed from in 1620 and these streets will lead you among the warehouses  to discover a barge building workshop and a charity school founded by shipwrights. Then follow the steps in history to reach the engine house from Marc Brunel’s Thames Tunnel or the Old Mortuary, in which bodies recovered from the river were taken and many of those bodies were of  prostitutes brought by the river to this shore. Learn the history of The Watch House which survives close by the parish church which has columns made from ships masts and its role in protecting the bodies in the graveyard., which has columns made from ships masts.

If you would like to take part in this tour, book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk you will be notified of meeting place on booking

Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour




About Ken

My name is Ken and I am Old Map Man. My walks use old maps to help you find disappearing and lost London. Each walk is round a specific, often over-looked London neighbourhood. If you are looking for a theme, it is history in unlikely places.

My walks celebrate everyday London and the many unsung local heroes who have contributed to the richness of this great metropolis. Most people who join these walks either live here or visit regularly and have ticked the usual tourist boxes. Be that as it may everyone is welocme.

Each walk with old maps has limited places, they are small groups so we don’t intrude too much and can talk to each other. These are not conventional guided walks.

I am proud to be in The Guardian’s  Top 10 London Guided Walks


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