The Thames – transformation from docks to designer development

Date: Saturday 12th May 2018

Distance: 1.5 miles

Start Time: 13:30

Duration: 2 hours

  • By Water
  • Historical
  • Walk and Talk

Meeting Point: Fish Hill Street by the Monument to the Great Fire of London

Nearest Station (Start): Monument / Bank station

End Point: Wapping Overground

Nearest Station (End): Wapping Overground station

Cost: Free


Telephone: 020 3151 1151

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On this walk we explore the area around the Tower of London to the east of the City. From the Jubilee Walkway to fashionable St Katherine Dock then along the river towards Wapping where we’ll hear about world trade, pirates, immigration, riverside pubs, and the transformation of an area from slums to film star houses.


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.

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