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
  • Historical
  • 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

Cost: Free


Telephone: 020 3151 1151

Booking Advice:

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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.

Advice Note:

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.

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