Monument Tube, Fish Street Hill exit | Map
Guided by Isobel
The Thames is liquid history... This walk once rejoiced in the title: "Fish & Ships." Its undoubted highlight is the Thames Riverside Walkway. The stretch of water it overlooks is, yes, liquid history. It's the Pool of London. In bygone times the Thames here would have been a forest of masts – you could skip from wooden deck to wooden deck almost to the other side of the river. Here's the handsome old Customs House, behind its gauzy screen of trees. Here's the roaring, bilious old Billingsgate Fish Market, which dates back to 1016. Famous for fish obviously, but also for the language that smoked out of the porters! All great stuff. And you'll also be hooked by the old-fashioned fish motifs of the area's gates and ironwork. N.B. the walk takes about two hours and ends in Trinity Gardens, one minute from Tower Hill Tube.
The Roaming Down by the River walk takes place at 10.45 am on Sunday, September 8. Meet prize-winning Blue Badge Guide Isobel just outside the Fish Street Hill exit of MonumentTube.
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