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A Walk Around Rotherhithe
Explore the history and changing architectural face of the Docklands – at one time the world’s largest port. Few areas of London have undergone as much change from war damage, post-war reconstruction and redevelopment in the 1980s and 1990s. However, with a little imagination, it is possible to once more fill Rotherhithe with throngs of mariners and busy workmen, and the docks with the masts of tall ships and the funnels of steamers. The walk starts at Canada Water Station. We’ll meet in the café at Canada Water Library just next to the Station from 10.15. We will start the walk promptly at 10.45. The walk explores the old Surrey Docks area, which has now been extensively redeveloped with a mix of new buildings and converted warehouses. We will visit the old heart of Rotherhithe village, with its connections to the Pilgrim Fathers and the Brunel Museum. Along the way, we will explore areas of greenery now co-existing with the ghosts of dockland industry. The walk is a fairly easy one of 4 miles which we plan to cover in around 2 hours. The walk is flat and on made paths with the occasional cobbled stretch. There will be an opportunity to walk on the Thames foreshore (Rotherhithe’s Riviera!) and climb steps of a small hill but these will be optional. UPDATE: Because it will be a lovely day, instead of a pub lunch we will end the walk with a picnic in Southwark Park. There's a cafe or feel free to bring your own picnic. From the park, it’s a 10 minute walk to either Surrey Quays Overground or Canada Water Tube Stations. Damian:[masked] Katia:[masked] Mary:[masked] As usual, we’ll invite a voluntary donation of £3 to help cover the costs of our speaker meetings, annual Meetup fees, and the CLHG membership of various international humanist bodies. First timers will not be asked to contribute.

Canada Water Tube Station

Canada Water SE16 7BB · London


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Welcome to the Central London Humanist Group!

The CLHG provides a meeting place for Humanists, the secular and other non religious people, particularly those who live or work in the Central London area.

Every month we hold a talk/lecture and several social events. Our social activities include group socials, a book group, picnics, walks, museum & cultural visits and theatre trips.

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