This excursion will be back soon. In the meantime we’d be happy to organise a private tour for you. Please contact us on 020 7624 3978 | [email protected] to make a booking.
East India DLR station, London
Guided by Canal Guides
For starters a walk along a timeline – along the Greenwich Prime Meridian. With a distant view of Greenwich Naval College.
Virginia Quay speaks for itself: complete with astrolabe, the Settlers Monument commemorates the 144 men on their three ships, the “Susan Constant,” the “Godspeed,” and the “Discovery,” who set sail for America, to found the first permanent English colony at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607. Across the river, a total change in era and style – the O2 Arena, an “albino tortoise undergoing a serious acupuncture treatment.”
Next, a view of where HMS Warrior was built. The world’s first all-iron warship, it’s preserved at Portsmouth.And watching over the Thames – London’s only lighthouse.
Then on to East India Dock, once home to the famous East India Company, and remembered for all kinds of exotic spices. Rounding a corner, we step up to Poplar Dock.
These days, it’s a marina full of all sorts of sea-going craft. The skyline is dominated by the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf. The groundline by a feast of modern sculptures.
Yes, that’s the Meridian Line. Some of them are in the Western Hemisphere; the others in the Eastern Hemisphere.
If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, East India Docks – Thames – Docklands it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the East India Docks – Thames – Docklands walk – 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 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.
A private London Walk makes a fab gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.