Heritage and Arts
Mayflower in Rotherhithe
Rotherhithe has a long history with the sea and sailing, from the early trading days, to being the London home port of the Mayflower ship. The very name Rotherhithe is thought to derive from the Anglo-Saxon 'Rethra' meaing a sailor and 'Hythe' meaning landing place.
Our two hour long Mayflower in Rotherhithe walk takes us to a pub where Captiain Jones is said to have hired his crew, another from where the settlers boarded the Mayflower, and even the burial grounds of Captain Christopher Jones. There is a church and school from the days of the Pilgrims and memorials built to commemorate those brave souls of the past. We will end the tour in time for you to sample an ale and have lunch or an afternoon meal in one of the pubs we have seen on our walk.