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SATURDAY 19 August
Old Wapping Walk: Georgian wharves, piracy, and murder most foul..
11am to depart at 1115am sharp from Tower Hill Tube station exit, by the Tower Hill Tram coffee cart a few steps outside station.
Wapping is perhaps the most atmospheric surviving corner of old London, its cobbled streets and Georgian era warehouses once the bustling - and often nefarious - hub of London's maritime trade with the world. This walk along Wapping High Street explores the evocative docks and wharves, the spooky alleyways and 'stairs' down to the riverside, smugglers' pubs - home to tales of salty sea dogs, pirates and murderous deeds.
- see the historic boats of Katherine's Docks and take in stunning views of London's great river
- discover Execution Dock, where pirates like Captain Kidd were executed and left chained up till three tides had washed over them
- See the riverside HQ of London's first police force
- learn about little-known female pirates
- and hear the awful tale of The Ratcliffe Murders and the grim revenge taken on the killer
We'll end up at The Prospect of Whitby - please email me asap to confirm if you'd like to book a place for lunch (not included).
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