Cobblestones, Quaysides & Cloud-capped Towers… And so we come to the most extraordinary letter in London’s alphabet. First, the bass note: the river. Down here the Thames is broad-shouldered, easy and big. There’s a salt tang in the air. And gulls. And cat-o’-nine-tails winds. Haunted winds that whisper of tall ships and swollen sails and spices and silks and rum. And then make good on that promise when they Zephyr us round corners into a pungent past of centuries-old sugar warehouses and ships workshops and the Dockmaster’s House. So, yes, like the river, time bends here. And flows. Flows backward. And then, round other corners, ricochets into the fireworks of a futuristic London. Because this is Wall Street on Water – a place where cutting-edge, 21st-century power and energy are made visible and tangible.A place where this time-honoured city is re-inventing itself. Spectacularly. In short, if you like walks that have Surprise Me written all over them – well, you just turned up trumps. And a bonus – we’ll end at the new, not-to-be-missed River Thames & Docklands Museum.
DOCKLANDS WALK – THE PRACTICALS
The Docklands walk takes place at 10.30 am on the first Saturday of every month (except in November, December, January and February). Meet Chris or Judy or Stephanie just outside the main exit* of Canary Wharf Tube. *N.B. the main Jubilee Line exit NOT the East exit.
LONDON WALKS REVIEWS
“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
“The best walking tours in London” The London Guide
“The best walks are conducted by London Walks” Toronto Globe & Mail
WANT A PRIVATE DOCKLANDS WALK?
If you can’t make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Docklands walk do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have Docklands – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] 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 very special, thoughtful and unusual gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or graduation 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!