The Lost London Docks (Wapping) Guided Walking Tour with Paul Talling (author of London's Lost Rivers & Derelict London)
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meeting outside Wapping Overground Station. Duration of Walk: Approx 3 1/2 hours
Bus route: 100 from the City or D3 from Canary Wharf.Rail: Direct trains from Whitechapel, Highbury & Islington and Canada Water
A guided walking tour of Wapping taking in the history & sites of the old London Docks. The London Docks were a vast complex consisting of interlinked basins and docks constructed early in the 19th century. The walk explores the now sealed entrances to the old dock basins, infilled docks, decaying remains of docks in unlikely places, bascule bridges, historic pubs, the abandoned retail centre that is Tobacco Dock and an old Water pumping station.
Other interesting points along the route include the church where scenes from the Long Good Friday was filmed, where Sunhill Police Station on "The Bill" was originally filmed, a former mortuary that was turned into London’s (probably) smallest museum though now lays tragically derelict, the covered remains of a Roman bath house , Execution Dock used by the Admiralty for over 400 years to hang pirates and later the scene of a Dr Who episode. All this and a few tales of smugglers & deaths along the way plus passing by a few derelict sites….oh and the scene of Morrissey and Specials vids too.
Afterwards join Paul for a drink in a Wapping pub overlooking the Thames with some of the best riverside views in London.