'Island Exploration' - Discover the Isle of Dogs Guided Walk

  • October 19, 2013 · 1:45 PM
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Come along on Saturday 19th October at either 1:45pm, 2:00pm or 2:15pm for a guided walk discovering the Isle of Dogs!

We have 2 guides and we will be starting the walk in 15 minute gaps, so please indicate which time/guide you wish to go with when you RSVP.  If you've never attended before, all the guides are extremely good and qualified Blue Badge Guides, so just choose a random time (when you RSVP it may come up as 1:45pm for the time to attend, but just ignore that and just come along at your chosen time).


About the walk

Have you ever wondered about the origins of this mysterious name and why inhabitants of this area call themselves Islanders?

The name 'the Isle of Dogs' was first recorded in 1588, but has been in use for some time before this.  An 1898 reference says it is "so called from being the receptacle of the greyhounds of Edward III". Some say it is a corruption of the Isle of Ducks, and that it is so called in ancient records from the number of wild fowl inhabiting the marshes.

We will also learn why there a station called Mudchute? Why does Millwall Football Club no longer play in Millwall? Find out the answer to all these questions and more on this tour of a rarely explored corner of Docklands. A City Farm, a Bond movie location, "homes for heroes", the site from where a famous ship was launched, riverside and dockside walkways and one of the best views in London feature on this tour.

 

The walk is a private walk for the group, we will split into 2 groups and we will be guided by Val Chris (1:45pm) & Diane Burstein (2:00pm).  It will last about 2 hours.

 

 

The cost for the guides is £7 per person for Full Member's of the group and £9 per person for non-Members. (payable on the day).

Afterwards we will be heading to the Lord Nelson pub, 1 Manchester Road for a chat over a drink.

If you can't see us outside the station, please call.

Look out for the group sign -


 







Hope to see you there!


Robert
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  • Iwona W

    Very interesting.

    October 25, 2013

  • John Van P.

    Very enjoyable and informative.

    October 22, 2013

  • Deborah G.

    Despite weather and large group Diane gave us interesting and informative walk. Tanner old 6d was named after its designer had to Google as even Diane didn't know this one!

    October 21, 2013

  • Stefano n.

    Hello robert i like a lot this particular side of London . I hope to meet you and another our friends when I'll be in London the next time. Bye.

    October 21, 2013

  • GARETH

    Cannot add much to positive comments already here, except to thank you Robert for organising it (even the fine weather!) and Diane for being such a knowledgeable and entertaining guide to an area I knew little about.

    October 21, 2013

  • Jon E.

    excellent walk, great guide, good beer nice curry and fine company, very enjoyable

    October 20, 2013

  • Robert

    Brilliant walk around an area of London I don't know that well.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Francesca S

    The walk was enjoyable and quite interesting -- I was very glad to get to know this part of London, which I'd never actually been to before. And as usual, lovely people! Thanks everyone for a really nice day :-)

    October 20, 2013

  • ann r.

    I really enjoyed this walk and Val is such a good guide. The time passed so quickly, hard to believe we walked for over 2 hours. Many thanks, ann

    October 20, 2013

  • Ed

    Excellent.

    October 19, 2013

  • Gervase D.

    Great afternoon and the sun came out too. Very knowledgeable and entertaining guide who made the walk really interesting.

    October 19, 2013

  • michael s.

    lots of history,nice views of greenwich.pub was great!

    October 19, 2013

  • Jackie M.

    I was disappointed you had already left Crossharbour station as arrived a minute or two after 2.15. I did meet Franchesca from Italy who was also waiting outside the station. Anyway, needless to say we couldn't find you so we did our own cultural walk ....As you know we called and texted. Heyho...

    October 19, 2013

  • Tapan

    Excellent walk

    October 19, 2013

  • Janne

    Very nice day! Such a nice guide who had a really good knowledge of the local area. Very interesting part of London to learn more about.

    October 19, 2013

  • Adam

    Great fun again and awesome people to talk to.

    October 19, 2013

  • Atousa

    Really interesting...

    October 19, 2013

  • Cathy P.

    Excellent. Great guide

    October 19, 2013

  • Kat D.

    Very good!! My partner and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you

    October 19, 2013

  • Silvia

    On my way there from Herts and my exhaust decides to fall off. I'm not far though, so when the car is ready I'll go there and have my own unguided walk. Meh

    October 19, 2013

  • Bob C L.

    Sorry, the rain has made the whole thing a wash out.

    October 19, 2013

  • Bob C L.

    Sorry, two hours in the rain would prove too much to bear on this October afternoon.

    October 19, 2013

  • Deborah G.

    Fatality on line trains are a mess but wil try & get there by 2.15. Now raining is someone up there trying to tell me something!!

    October 19, 2013

  • Ilona

    Hi Robert. What a pity it's raining! I hope you'll be doing the walk soon again! It's a very interesting region. I once did a guided walk there. The guide even published a book only on the docklands. Thanks for organising all of those nice events! See you soon.

    October 19, 2013

  • Kim

    Apologies for pulling out at the last minute. Heavily pregnant friend wants some company as she's feeling a bit trapped at home.

    October 19, 2013

  • Alberto Moreno San V.

    I am so sorry Robert but I won't be able to attend. Apologies for the short notice.

    October 19, 2013

  • michael s.

    2 PM please

    October 19, 2013

  • betty w.

    Hi Robert. Sorry heard there has been trouble on the northern line today. Would love to go another time.

    October 19, 2013

  • Lesley P.

    Hi Robert
    Unfortunaly l will not be able to come on the wallk today after all becasuse l have lower back pain and its painful to walk

    October 19, 2013

  • Nina

    Would really like to go but whole of Northern Line is closed. Travel nightmare so will give it a miss today.

    October 19, 2013

  • Dorota

    I`ll come at 2:15pm

    October 19, 2013

  • ann r.

    I really want to join you. Am travelling from NW London so subject to rail closures. Will do my best and let you know if can't. Thanks, ann

    October 19, 2013

  • Geoff L.

    Sorry, I have a terrible cold and have just changed my RSVP to no. Apologies for this late notification.

    October 18, 2013

  • Iona T.

    Hi will come to the 1.45 pm tomorrow if thats ok

    Thanks - see you then
    Iona

    October 18, 2013

    • fotini

      ok!1.45pm! thanks -see you tommorow!

      October 18, 2013

  • betty w.

    Will be coming along to the 1.45 slot. Look forward to it.

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Linda

    There is a choice of three times given but the write up says there are only two guides with two times. Could you clarify which is correct as the 2.15 slot doesn't seem to have a guide allocated to it. Thank you!

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • JP

    Sorry, have had to chance my RSVP to No as I am sadly expected somewhere else. Look forward to reading all you comments.

    Enjoy everyone :-D

    October 17, 2013

  • Graham

    Attending at 1.45pm

    October 16, 2013

  • Cathy P.

    Looking forward to it

    October 16, 2013

  • Ed

    1.45 Val please

    October 16, 2013

  • Kat D.

    2pm please

    October 16, 2013

  • Kat D.

    2pm please

    October 16, 2013

  • Stefano n.

    I'llbe be here with my son around 2,00 Pm.

    October 15, 2013

  • Lesley P.

    Hi Robert
    The confirmation e-mail states 1.45 BUT l opted for the tour at 2.15pm!
    Can you please let me know if there is space on the 2.15 tour

    October 14, 2013

    • Robert

      Yes fine to come at 2:15pm, it website defaults to 1:45pm as that's when the Meetup event starts.

      October 15, 2013

  • Jackie M.

    2.15 please ....

    October 14, 2013

  • Adviye H

    2pm please
    Thanks

    October 14, 2013

  • Rita

    These events are always excellent. Looking forward to it (hoping for no rain) :0)

    October 14, 2013

  • Jessie H.

    Lovely event,sorry I cannot make it

    October 14, 2013

  • Andres

    I'm sorry, I won't be able to go, I had to change my plans forthat weekend, I'll be there next time

    October 13, 2013

  • Simon

    I'll come for 2.15 please.

    October 13, 2013

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