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.

LONDON WALKS PRACTICALS – ROAMING DOWN BY THE RIVER 

In the Winter 2018-19 London Walks programme the Roaming Down by the River walk will take place at 10.45 am on Saturday, April 6. Meet prize-winning Blue Badge Guide Isobel just outside the Fish Street Hill exit of MonumentTube.  

LONDON WALKS REVIEWS

"by far the most impressive series of walks that I have ever encountered are those offered by London Walks"  Travel and Enjoy

"the unfailingly fascinating London Walks... If you can't find one [of their tours] that captures your fancy, maybe you really are tired of life."  San Francisco Chronicle

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can't make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Roaming Down by the River walk do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Roaming Down by the River walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We'll tailor it to your requirements. And – always with private London Walks and tours – we go to great lengths to make sure the guide-walker(s) "fit" is well-nigh perfect. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at privatewalks@walks.com and we'll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they're good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS

A private London Walk makes a fab present – be it a birthday or anniversary or get-to-know-your-new neighbourhood gift or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that's special. Memories make us rich.

LONDON WALKS – STREETS AHEAD!

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