London Docklands Historic Walk and a drink at the Mayflower pub! - in London - LikeALocal Guide

London Docklands Historic Walk and a drink at the Mayflower pub!

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17 GBP

This is a two-hour walk where we stop along the river Thames telling stories about the Port of London and Rotherhithe. This is followed by a drink at the famous Mayflower pub!

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
Tour by Julia
Local

I just love walking and learning some history! I think walking is one of the best ways of discovering a new place. I've been living in England for over 5 years now. I live few minutes away from the City of London where I work as a Consultant in a large audit company. I've become fascinated with the history of the area I live in and I invite you to walk with me!

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Highlights

  • Drink at the Mayflower Pub
  • Guided Walk

Description

Have a historic walk along Thames riverfront with Julia and Valerie! We are a pair of friends who decided to launch their own guided walk of Rotherhithe after moving to the area and becoming fascinated with its history. We are keen to share our findings about this non-mainstream yet wonderful London area with you! In the last 50 years London Docklands has seen dramatic changes and harmoniously blended the past and present together.

We'll have an imaginary journey to the times of prosperity and decline of the Port of London โ€“ former worldโ€™s largest port! We'll learn what this area of London looked like a century ago and what a 'Sailors Town' was like during the Industrial Revolution. We will pass by Sands Films studio that created and produced costumes featured in films like 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Harry Potter'. Finally, we will have a drink at one of the oldest and most famous London pubs. The walk will cover some history around Rotherhithe Street, The Ship Rotherhithe, The Angel, Sands Films Studio, St. Mary Rotherhithe Church, Brunel Museum and The Mayflower Pub. See you soon!

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Meeting point

Rotherhithe Rail Station

Reviews from travellers (3)

5.0/5

Julia and Valerie are passionate Rotherhithe district enthusiasts. They walked me through all those places I'm usually passing by every day on the way to the work without really noticing it. They endowed the places with the meaning through reciting historical accounts associated with the local pubs, buildings, and landmarks. The walk ended at the iconic Mayflower pub, where I enjoyed its unique atmosphere and drank some beer in the wonderful company of the fellow walkers. Overall the walk has made me appreciate the Rotherhithe district more. It was a great experience.
I would like to thank the girls for such an amazing experience! It felt like a walk among friends, yet very informative and interesting! I especially enjoyed the studio part of the tour - such a hidden jam of London! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป It was very cool to investigate this part of London, away from overcrowded streets and attractions filled with tourists. The walk is very well balanced and not tiring at all. Also the weather was very warm and sunny that day, so a glass of nice cold beer in the oldest pub was very rewarding at the end of the walk. ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ˜‹ Thatโ€™s a great way of spending sunny Saturday afternoon! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Fun and interesting tour.
Both guides, Julia and Valerie, are very friendly and full of passion for Rotherhithe, making the tour very enjoyable. Sands Films studio is full of unsuspected treasures. Ending the tour at this historical pub, the Mayflower, is a good idea. Cheers
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