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'Paul Talling is a connoisseur of these lost waterways' - BBC The One Show
This website has been created to promote the book of London's Lost Rivers by Paul Talling (author of the London's Lost Music Venues and Derelict London books). Over the years, this website is expanding to cover many other London water related topics.
Recently added to this website are chapters on London's Lost Canals and London's Lesser Known Rivers such as the Hogsmill, the Cray, the New River, the Darent & the Ravensbourne. I have a programme of guided walking tours of some of London's Lost Rivers and will be doing the same again in 2024 when you can join me (see the Guided Walks page for more info). Note that tickets for every single walk from 2013 to 2023 have sold out far in advance, so it is essential to book as soon as dates are released.
The London's Lost Rivers book by Paul Talling is available in all bookshops or to order online via Foyles, Waterstones, Amazon and WH Smith.
Here is a summary of the 22 rivers/streams/ditches, 8 canals and 8 docks/wharves that the 192 page book covers
Major Rivers River Westbourne (Hampstead to Chelsea Bridge via Kilburn, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge & Sloane Square)
River Tyburn (Hampstead to Pimlico & Westminster via Regents Park, Marylebone & Mayfair)
River Fleet (Hampstead to Blackfriars Bridge via Camden Town, Kings Cross & Clerkenwell)
The Royal Docks (Canning Town, Silvertown & North Woolwich) Woolwich Dockyard
Following the success of my walking tours to promote London's Lost Rivers I shall organise some more guided walking tours of these lost rivers, canals and docks in 2023 - see Guided Walks page for what is planned so far and join the mailing list at email@example.com
Here via You Tube is a short item about Paul Talling's Lost Rivers on BBC1
Below is a slideshow (best viewed in landscape mode if you are using a phone) of some photographs that didn't make it into the book (see also GUIDED WALKS pages)