Docklands Tour with a private guide Port, Pirates and Finance
COBBLESTONES, HISTORIC PUBS AND STRIKING MODERN ARCHITECTURE
From the shadow of the iconic Tower Bridge stroll along the River Thames with your own private guide to see how old London docks and quays have been reinvented in recent years. This is ‘real London’, the busy wharves and landing areas alongside the River Thames on which the city’s wealth and trading business was built. From Roman times to the mid 20th century, the river was essential to the thriving Port of London, bringing goods and people from all corners of the world.
Hear about pirates, pillagers and the first uniformed police force in
the world as we enjoy a drink in one of Wapping's historic pubs. See the huge changes
wrought during the last 50 years, how the once derelict docks have
been revitalised and how modern living has incorporated the history
of the area.
We travel on the (driverless!) Docklands Light Railway to the exciting new financial area of Canary Wharf with its magnificent modern architecture and public art works.