London Bridge Revealed – Railway Heritage (Guided Walk)

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.

It was never meant to be a grand terminus, London Bridge station was a junction on a route that ran from Greenwich to Vauxhall, but it has since become one of London’s busiest commuter interchanges. Although the railway now predominates, in the 1970s it was thought that the area should be developed as a motoring hub, and more recently efforts have been made to enhance river passenger traffic too. With its deep arches and long tunnels, nefarious activities were previously drawn here, but now new opportunities are being revealed as retail entrepreneurs are becoming established.

Join for a free guided walk in the company of Tom Bolton, author of “Vanished City” and soon to be published “Wrong side of the tracks: a history of railway lands.” in revealing the hidden history and obscure railway landscape.

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.


Organiser

June 20, 2018

18:00 - 19:30

Admission: FREE

More Info: www.teamlondonbridge.co.uk/events-london-bridge-revealed-railway-heritage-guided-walkzzznzzz.aspx?m=&mi=&pmi=&ms=

Tickets/Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-bridge-revealed-railway-heritage-guided-walk-tickets-45336597985


Image: Image courtesy of Team London Bridge

Venue


Outside St Olaf House

St Olaf House 27 Tooley Street London SE1 2PR