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“East of London Bridge - Murder, Filth, Dickens and Boris!” Full Guided Walk

“East of London Bridge - Murder, Filth, Dickens and Boris!” Full Guided Walk

 This is the latest in our fully guided walks conducted by Daniella, a qualified City of London Tour Guide whom we have employed just for this event. The walk will last for about 2 hours and has been organised solely for members of Friends in London. Numbers for this walk have to be limited to a maximum of 45. Please only book if you definitely intend to come and please do not cancel within 24 hours of the walk as this ruins it for our other members who want to come.

Date: Sunday 18th August 2013

Time: 2pm

Where: Outside of the Mudlark Pub, Montague Close, London SE1 9DA.

It is 2 minutes’ walk from London Bridge Station.

Nearest Tube: London Bridge.

Exit London Bridge Station via the Tooley Street exit.

Montague Close runs west from Tooley Street outside the London Bridge Hospital.

Check the MAP.

Host: John Pullen[masked]

Cost: £8 collected at the beginning of the walk.

On this walk we will be exploring the history of an area east of London Bridge; an area that holds many secrets. We will find out about two bridges that not only cross the Thames but also span hundreds of years of history.

There will be the story of a Norwegian saint who saved London from destruction and we shall discover the true extent of what were the largest docks in the world.

Soon we will reach Jacob’s Island – an area which was once described as “the filthiest, the strangest and the most extraordinary of the many localities that are hidden in London.”

But this walk is not just about history; we will also hear about the location of “London’s Living Room” and “Ken’s Palace.” And then we shall come right up to date and hear the real story behind the Shard.

However, there is something different on this walk. There is another theme which begins at the start of the walk as we get to know Nancy from the pen of Charles Dickens. And at the very end, we hear of her murder at the hands of Bill Sykes. So in a sense, we shall also be walking in the steps of a Charles Dickens novel.

We have once again employed the services of Daniella; a professional badged London Guide who will bring all these stories to life. I will of course be there to help out with the organisation of the event and to find a nice pub at the end. This one will be right on the river. So if you fancy joining a really friendly bunch of people, we will see a part of London hidden from the eyes of most.

John

 

 

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  • Piera

    Great area, excellent company and extraordinary tour guide: Daniella, you are so knowledgeable and your enthusiasm was highly contagious. Thank you!

    August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You're all making me jealous. Sounded a fab event. I cant wait to come on the next one though from September I'm working on Sundays until New Year!

    August 19, 2013

  • Joanna T

    Hello, had a really lovely time, thanks John for organising and Daniella for putting the talk and walk together. Another part of London I hadn't visited before! Hope to see many of you next time, TTFN Jo

    August 19, 2013

  • Gill

    Great walk, great guide and well organised

    August 19, 2013

  • Melania

    thank you

    August 19, 2013

  • Phil

    Another brilliantly informative and novel walk. Always nice with friends old and new.

    August 19, 2013

  • Lisa

    Fantastic day out & great people.

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was absolutely fascinating. I walk through that area most days and just think "ooh this is nice." Knew nothing of the history until today. It's certainly added a little extra something to my walk home.

    August 18, 2013

  • ana m.

    i got already other engag. see U next time. enjoy

    August 18, 2013

  • Joanna T

    Tube warning: Majority of the Northern Line to London Bridge is down for engineering works today, both Charing Cross and Bank lines are closed so not possible to change at Waterloo either for the Jubilee via Southwark. Easiest might be to get off at Monument and then walk across London Bridge? Or does anyone know a better route? http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravelnews/realtime/tube/default.html

    August 18, 2013

    • Daniella

      If you are crossing over London Bridge from Monument - walk on the right hand side of the bridge (ie: side facing the city and not Tower Bridge). At the end on the right handside - there is a flight of stairs (just after the bus stop and next to Glazier's Hall) - go down those and the Mudlark Pub is to the right.

      August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it. My sincere apologies.

    August 18, 2013

  • Victoria P.

    Sorry for late change, not feeling well.

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies to all; not well. May make it but prefer to pull out now in case I don't.

    August 18, 2013

  • Gill

    John, Just to clarify from yesterdays mail, if any of us are on the wait list we can now come on this walk? Just want to be sure so I don't travel unnecessarily. Thanks, Gill.

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I keep writing emails to cancel this Sunday due to a family invitation and am not convinced it has been noted or that I have cancelled properly. It's important, someone else may join. Sorry!

    August 16, 2013

    • Ele T.

      You need to change your rsvp. It is possible to change after being set. That's the only way it updates.

      August 16, 2013

  • Niki K.

    Hi John sorry, I'm really disappointed to have to cancel, Daniella's walks are fascinating, unfortunately I have an injury that is playing up!

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    45 people seems a lot for a guided walk. Have these numbers been done before/is it practical? I did a guided tour of just 18 recently and we were given earpieces to ensure everyone could hear!

    August 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks John. I am very interested, but see there's already a waitlist and am not 100% sure of my plans. So I'm going to wait and see - and perhaps try another event if not this one.

      August 15, 2013

    • Martyn L.

      Hi Antony, as John states, we've run 26 walks on here and I believe every one has had five stars. If there was a problem then believe me we'd know by now. I think John will agree with me in that it all depends on the tour guide. I've been on guided tours that were great with over 40 people. But I've also been on tours where a poor guide has struggled to cope with 20. Much of it depends on how the tour guide projects their voice and the careful planning of the tour to avoid loud and congested areas when speaking. Daniella the tour guide excels at her job in both planning and speaking. And John helps a great deal on the day with the organisation too. Hopefully you can make a future event. Kind regards, Martyn

      August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great!

    August 8, 2013

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