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 | privatewalks@walks.com to make a booking.

Wapping Tales

Tower Hill Tram, Trinity Square Gardens

Guided by Hilary

“The gulls cry and the hull’s wake make far voyagers of us all, but here the provocation is extreme.”
So: stubbly with goodness, not to say bravado and bravura, we’re heading into the waterscapes of the old Dockland – gnarled, mysterious, romantic old Dockland – where tugs used to hoot and barges swung and cranes and warehouses still loom spectrally out of the river fog coming off our verdigrised bronze stream. Heading along Wapping High Street as it twists and sulks between towering, curving brick walls. It’s a walk through a series of not wholly credible stage sets, a walk amid river smells that can be tasted, through river sounds that can still be heard snorting and hooting and cawing. A walk past cobbled ways and water lanes and through the most extraordinary history in London. Everything from Captain Kidd swinging at Execution Dock to Hanging Judge Jeffreys (waiting for the tide at Wapping so he could make his getaway and fatally having to have a skinful and so being trapped like a rat) to the oldest pub in London.
That all? No. Not quite. T’other thing is this one comes with a cast-iron guarantee of quality: because it was created and is guided by Hilary, OBE, one of the brightest stars in the London Walks constellation. And that’s saying something.

LONDON WALKS PRACTICALS

The Wapping Tales walk takes place at 2.30 pm on Sunday, xxxxxx.

The meeting point is by the Tower Hill Tram Coffee Stall just outside Tower Hill Tube Stop.

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Mountain Building & Meteorites in the City of London walks it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Wapping Tales 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 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 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.

LONDON WALKS – STREETS AHEAD!

Don’t just take it from us.

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