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THE (SPECIAL) DERELICT LONDON GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF LIMEHOUSE & POPLAR WITH AUTHOR PAUL TALLING

LONDON: Meet outside Railway Tavern Public House

SAT 25TH OCT, 2014 11.00am

£13.00 + £1.30 Booking fee = £14.30

 

All ages
SOLD OUT

The derelictlondon.com website is now over 11 years old and following a sellout of all the 2013 & 2014 dates so far Paul Talling is giving only a handful more tours of his favourite derelict sites in the Limehouse and Poplar area before the area becomes regenerated.As well as dereliction this tour focuses as much on hidden sites of interest, social history and change in the area.

** Today's tour is a special 5 1/2 hour extended version of the regular tour taking in a few extra sites including a former railway station building and the remains of an original Banksy (subject to it still being in situ by the time of this walk).

This tour views the exteriors of sites covered in the Derelict London book such as the decaying premises of sail makers Caird & Rayner & the art deco Poplar Baths. Other sites include the remains of St Saviours Church which survived the Blitz but not a recent fire, the Limehouse Accumulator tower built in 1869 for regulating one of the first hydraulic power systems. We pass some 1970s graffiti proclaiming that "George Davis is Innocent", numerous derelict shops and industrial units, redundant pub & shop signs in odd places and stories of the mysterious Black Ditch which is featured in Paul's other book London's Lost Rivers.

Highlights along the way also include stories of London's original China Town, the 1951 Festival of Britain, visiting the first purpose built pedestrian shopping centre in the UK (with a toilet & refreshment break) and even a short stroll along the Limehouse Cut.

This is a circular tour which ends up at Limehouse Station (unless of course you wish to join Paul for a pint in a friendly local pub).

TIP: Arrive early and grab a decent full English breakfast at Frank's Cafe (over the road from the Railway Tavern). We will also stop for a toilet/tea & snack break in Poplar during the tour

Dogs are welcome on all tours

The tour involves no trespassing on private land.By purchasing a ticket for a walk you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

• Although public liability insurance is held the organiser shall not be held responsible for accidents, injury, loss or damage to persons or property as a consequence of participation in Paul Talling's walks.Ticket holders are responsible for their own safety while taking part in a walk. The guide is responsible for showing ticket holders sites of interest but not to steward ticket holders across roads etc.

•The tour goes ahead regardless of the weather. No refunds due to inclement weather are given.

• The walk will depart promptly at the advertised time & will not wait for late-comers. In the event that a ticket holder misses the walk no refund will be given.You are strongly urged to check TFL for weekend engineering works that may affect your journey.

£13.00 + £1.30 Booking fee = £14.30

 

All ages
SOLD OUT