Undiscovered London, Butlers Wharf and Shad Thames

Bermondsey dates as far back as the Domesday Book. But by the mid-19th century, parts had become notorious slums and was immortalised in Charles Dickens's novel Oliver Twist. Lately it has been transformed into a thriving 'destination' in the heart of London.

Undiscovered London, Butlers Wharf and Shad Thames

This is the London of converted factories and disused old warehouses and ghostly scents of baking, jam and leather tanning – the industrial corsetry of the London Bridge Quarter. Yes, the wrong side of the tracks. But it’s the right side of the tracks because something’s happening here.  The walk takes about two hours and ends at Lonodn Bridge and Underground Stations.

Meeting Place:

Bermonsey Underground

Time:

10:45

Station Approach Rd, London SE1 9SP

No commitment. No upfront payment

Registration does not make any commitment on your behalf.  Our guides are available for the tour.  However, provision of all walks is subject to demand.  We would therefore greatly appreciate you letting us know if you decide or are unable to participate.  

Standard ticket prices are £15.00, however concessions are available. Super adults (over 65s) £10.00, junior 8-15 years old (accompanied by an adult) £5.00, 0-8-year-olds go free.

 

This walk is run in conjunction with London Walks.

Don't worry if you dont live locally or simply cant get out to a walk.  Some of our guided walks are also available as virtual walks.  To see a list of the Heritage and Arts virtual walks currently scheduled click here.