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Joolz Guides: Tower of London to Wapping – London’s Best Riverside Walk


A great walk which visits many places Adam remembers well. The Town of Ramsgate pub is a great place see this as well

Tower of London to Wapping – London’s Best Riverside Walk. This is one of my favourite riverside walks which takes in some lovely old historic pubs too along the river Thames.

Starting at The Tower of London see Dead Man’s Hole underneath Tower Bridge where dead bodies used to wash up.

Then past St Catherine’s Dock where Shackleton departed Britain for the last time and down Wapping High Street.

Then take a look along the shore of the River Thames where you might go mudlarking and find a Tudor shoe or some other ancient artifact.

Continue to the Town of Ramsgate Pub and learn the history of Judge Jeffreys, the hanging judge and where Captain Bligh had his final drink with the crew of The Bounty.

Past Wapping Pier Head and then to Execution Dock and the Captain Kidd Pub and Thames River Police.

After that past Wapping Station and onto The Prospect of Whitby, one of the oldest riverside pubs in London called Devil’s Tavern.

Then in Limehouse and past the London Hydraulic Company and Captain Cook’s house which used to be the old Chinatown and inspired Sherlock Holmes, Fu Man Chu and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

Then finish your walk at The Grapes where Charles Dickens used to drink and which features in Our Mutual Friend.

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