Mayflower 400

The full Mayflower heritage walk takes about six hours including lunch and entrance into many local sites.  This is the official and complete Mayflower 400 tour where we will and get inside many of the buildings and attractions.  This is the only tour which has been approved by the local history and tourist groups.  We will try to discover the London of the Pilgrims.  What was life like for ordinary people in those days?  Why were they driven to leave their home country and set sail for a new world and new life?  We will see how the area has changed over the last 400 years, but still retains links to it's past.

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Our story begins in Rotherhithe, where the walk takes us past and into the Mayflower pub, the churchyard where Captain Christopher Jones is buried, a church and school from the days of the Pilgrims and memorials built to commemorate those brave souls of the past.  We will stop for lunch and ale at a local pub.  We will then move on to Bankside where we will see a prison where separatists were jailed, recreations of the Globe theatre of William Shakespeare and of a Tudor sailing ship.  The walk also brings us up to date showing later connections with the sea, sailing and water.  We will see the first tunnel to be built under a river, churches for Scandanavian sailors and their families, a period costume workshop and much, much more.

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