Virtual Walk to Nowhere: London Bridge to Rotherhithe

Virtual Walk to Nowhere: London Bridge to Rotherhithe

SPAB London Group

Date: 
26/05/2021 - 26/05/2021
Audience: 
Members only
Location: 
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom
Price: 

Free (donations welcome)

Event details

Wednesday 26th May at 6.30pm.

Please join the London SPAB group for a virtual Walk to Nowhere from London Bridge to Rotherhithe.

We will talk about bridges, tunnels, ships, wharves, moated manors, breweries, pubs, docks, locks, mills, customs, pirates, pilgrims, police and all things riverside.

We’ll also reflect on the people that populated the area, including overseas visitors, Olaf, Prince Lee Boo and the artist Whistler, to name but a few.

This walk takes us the length of the Pool of London where at busy periods, ships could be moored in the Thames for months waiting to be unloaded. In the 19th century, the wharves and warehouses were filled with imported food and referred to as the Larder of London.

Regeneration in the 20th century gave us residential lofts, restaurants and public art, and we’ll appreciate those too.

Booking for this event is via Eventbrite. Clicking the Book Now button will take you away from the SPAB website to register.

About the London Group
The SPAB London group was formed in 2015 and it brings together over 1,000 SPAB members living or working in the metropolitan area. London’s diversity of built heritage gives members the opportunity to share knowledge of historic buildings, conservation projects and craft skills. The SPAB London group offers visits to see conservation works on historic buildings, lectures, concerts and its monthly Walks to Nowhere, guided walking tours discovering London’s many distinctive neighbourhoods and ending at an historic pub. Recent walks traversed Bloomsbury, Smithfield and Borough.

 

Booking Terms & Conditions

Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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