- DURATION 2 x 60 mins
Walking Through Thames Docklands (N): warehouses & quays on the north bank. Come along on this virtual walk to discover the old London Docks on the north side of the river, built when ships could only navigate on the river using the wind in their sails. This is a fascinating area, seeming doomed to be a wasteland when the upriver docks closed, but it changed radically again when a new commercial centre for London began to take shape at Canary Wharf. Discover the purpose of the ‘spritties’, hear about the artefacts that Billy and Charlie made famous and why Michael Faraday shone a light onto Charlton Hill.
Walking Through Thames Docklands (S): shipping & wharves on the south bank. Come along on this virtual walk to discover the riverside footpath on the south side of the river, about 6 miles in total, with a couple of detours where the path is unable to stay on the riverside. Those missing parts are gradually being filled in, and the riverside is constantly changing, but that is what makes a walk like this so lively. Find out about a President stuck on a bridge, a ‘yearly collected rabble of mad-people’ and how the docks were involved with the D-Day invasion.
- Duration: 2 x 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Andrew
Andrew Warde has more than 40 years experience as a London Blue Badge guide, with additional guide qualifications for the City of London and for Windsor & Eton. He presents illustrated talks and walks in and around London, telling all about historic buildings, curious survivals from times past, or special areas of London life and the Thames riverside. These talks reveal fascinating aspects of London’s past and the people who lived there.
Preparing for the Event
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Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?
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