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Join Tim on a walk through a forgotten part of London's history.
We'll explore the lost world of the East India Docks. Once these were some of the greatest docks the world had ever seen, where the fruits of empire poured into London. It was also the home of some of the most noxious industries in London - fancy rendering blubber for whale oil anyone? It was where the great battleships of the Royal Navy were built and where some of the greatest scientific discoveries of the nineteenth century were made by Michael Faraday. Here, adventurers left to set up the first English speaking American colony and where Horatio Nelson and Emma Hamilton scandalised polite society with their passionate affair. Today it hosts London's only lighthouse, nature reserves, financial powerhouses and extraordinary views of the Thames
There are ghostly reminders of the past but much is threatened by redevelopment. Come quick to see this extraordinary area.
We meet at the coffee bar of the Ibis Hotel close to Canning Town station on the DLR or Jubilee lines. (As you pass the ticket barriers turn right and the Ibis is just opposite the exit across the road.) We meet at 10.45 to start walking at 11. We end two hours later at the wonderful Docklands Museum near Canary Wharf in a restaurant or cafe.
Fee is £10; cash on the day, PayPal or bank transfer.
photo taken by Stephen Richards.
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We meet at Redemption Roasters, 71 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JH for tea/coffee at 10.45
or at Holborn station at 11.15 for the start of the walk. We finish at 1.15 at Embankment.
This is a picture of the Adelphi building just down the hill from the Strand. Built in the 1930s it replaced the Adam brothers 18th century, ambitious project that left them not speaking to each other. Find out why.
We'll take in the landlocked 18th century watergate, hear why they drive on the right at Savoy and the unlikely other places where they follow suit.
We'll visit London's oldest building and find out why its neighbours were demolished in the early 1900s to outcry. All this and the unfortunate Lord John Russell.
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London was at the centre of the suffragette protests just before the First World War, when the capital was rocked by arson attempts, hunger strikes and massive demonstrations. The walk will visit the church where Emily Wilding Davison’s funeral cortège began, and the headquarters of the Women's Social and Political Union, and the site of the Suffragette Hospital where all the staff, including surgeons, were women, dealing with soldiers straight from the trenches. Along the way we will explore vegetarian restaurants and the 1911 Census boycott.