East End of London
East End Riverside Walk – Pirates, Dockers and their pubs
(For your comfort the group consists of maximum 10 people)
This walk is available on request as an exclusive walk (£50 for a group of 1 to max. 5 people) Please contact for details.
You may also like to join me on a new East End riverside walk "Lost and Found Along the Thames", from Tower Bridge to the Brunel Museum. This walk explores how the riverisde has changed and covers stories about docks, warehouses as well as pubs and some artists. We meet outside the City Hall riverside entrance (City Hall is located west of the Tower Bridge). For further details and to book your place, please contact asap.
This walk is one of the most thrilling routes in London. Over 11,000 people lost their homes so that the St Katherine Dock could be built. It is now central London’s only marina that boasts luxury apartments, shops and the Dickens’s Inn. As you walk along Wapping High Street you can imagine the same place bursting with numerous pubs where sailors would look for entertainment while dreaded pressgangs roamed the streets. Listen to the tales of a colonel that stole King Charles’s II crown jewels and a judge that loved his drink as much as sentencing others to death. Discover the site of the execution dock where pirates were brought to hang with great spectacle and ceremony. It was here that Captain Kidd was executed. Pop into a pub that claims to be … London’s oldest riverside pub and was visited by Samuel Pepys, J.M.W. Turner and Charles Dickens. Wapping riverside was also immortalised by James McNeill Whistler in his paintings.
We start our walk outside Tower Hill underground station by the Roman Wall and finish near The Prospect of Whitby that claims to be the oldest riverside pub in London.