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Walking around Wapping - Piety and Piracy

  • Shadwell Overground Station, Cable Street London E1 2QE (map)

Founded by the Saxons over 1000 years ago, Wapping has a pivotal place in London’s history. On this tour we will discover one of London’s most interesting dock areas, heavily bombed in the Second World War and regenerated in the 1980s, hear stories of pirates and executions as well as murderers and riots, pass the former HQ of the Murdoch Empire and the world’s first underwater tunnel and see the church where Ross married Emily … even though he was really in love with Rachel … and the birthplace of Alf and the Silly Moo. After stopping at the views that inspired Turner and Whistler, we will end up at one of the most historical pubs in London – the Prospect of Whitby.