Guided River Walk – 10:45am
Date(s) - 23/12/2019
10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Rotherhithe Overground Station
LOST VILLAGE, SECRET TUNNEL, MAYFLOWER AND BRUNEL
Pirates, Pilgrims, Mayflower & Brunel 10:45am every Sunday, Monday and every Tuesday at 6.15pm Rotherhithe Tube (London Overground). Just turn up – no booking required. £10/ £8 concessions.
Now the curtain rises on a different scene. 1st Miracle: we’re only a 10-minute tube and Overground ride from the Houses of Parliament. 2nd Miracle: we’re 500 years away. 3rd Miracle: this place still looks like – feels like – what it once was. 4th Miracle: the Mayflower – the Pilgrim Fathers’ pub – is here (let alone a king’s palace, Dickensian mortuary, a villain’s gibbet, a prince’s tomb and a pirate’s pub). 5th Miracle: the 8th Wonder of the World is here – “the underground cathedral” (as the BBC called it) – the Grand Entrance Hall to Brunel’s Tunnel under the Thames. 6th Miracle: we’re going down into “the underground cathedral,” down into the 8th Wonder of the world. Coda anyone? River-lulled in ancient Rotherhithe we’ll hear the cool lapse of hours pass, until the centuries blend and blur. In Rotherhithe, in Rotherhithe…