During June the Museum of Walking will lead an eclectic series of walks focusing on some of the key characteristics that make up London Bridge’s past, present and future: its riverside, railway and greenery, and its unique heritage medical and leisure heritage.
The riverside has seen substantial change since the 1970s and the demise of the docks and the renewal of the London Bridge area. It was the time of the Motor-city and plans were afoot for linking the bridge into an urban motorway network. This area of London’s riverside became known as ‘London’s Larder’ for the variety of produce that was transported to the area, and as it lay beyond the City’s boundaries, offered up opportunities for numerous leisure activities, including theatre, ale making, drinking and prostitution.
Join for an interactive guided walk in the company of Travis Elborough, historian and anthologist whose book, London Bridge in America: The Tall Story of a Transatlantic Crossing, brought him to research the secrets of riverside.
The walk is free of charge, but we ask that you book a place through the link provided. The exact meeting point will be announced here before the walk.
18:00 - 19:30
Southwark Cathedral Refectory Montague Close London SE1 9DA