Discovering Historic Southwark in the Shadow of the Shard – London Bridge to Tower Hill
Date: Saturday 12th May 2018
Distance: 2 miles
Start Time: 14:30
Duration: 2 hours
- By Water
- Walk and Talk
Meeting Point: London Bridge station, outside the upper level entrance to the Shard. Kindly ensure that you don't obstruct the doorway
Nearest Station (Start): London Bridge
End Point: Tower Hill underground station
Nearest Station (End): Tower Hill
Telephone: 020 3151 1151
Booking is required.
There are 3 remaining places available.
From Roman times to the present day, learn about Southwark’s famous landmarks and inhabitants, its seafaring past, its literary connections and some of its dark secrets too.
Be guided through cobbled backstreets and along the River Thames to take in many historic London sights, such as the remains of Winchester Palace, the Tower of London, Southwark Cathedral, The Hop Exchange, and modern architectural wonders such as the Shard – Europe’s tallest building – and City Hall.
We also take a stroll through Borough Market, one of the oldest, largest and most popular food markets in London.
Many opportunities for refreshment and toilet breaks along the route.
Please consider the weather forecast and the type of walk you are planning to join and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. We recommend that you bring a drink as there may not always be opportunities to purchase refreshments.
Flat and easy route, suitable for both pushchairs and wheelchairs. At times a short alternative route will need to be taken by wheelchair users. We will advise where this is necessary and where the alternative route is. The group will wait for the wheelchair users to rejoin the group before continuing.