The River Crane Walk

The river Crane isn’t one of London’s hidden rivers, so much as one of London’s overlooked rivers. It’s not shoved away from view in calverts but meanders in full sight from Hillingdon to join the Thames at Twickenham.  But as it passes through some of London’s least charming areas it’s easy to ignore. A mistake we discover. Our walk, starting…

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Deptford High Street and beyond!

This was a richly fulfilling walk on all levels mixing pockets of London’s oldest preserved areas  with vistas of London’s newest constructions and highlighting Deptford High street where the London of the 1950’s meets the hipster overspill from Shoreditch. The walk starts at Canada Walk and heads along the Thames at Rotherhithe . We ake a bit of time to…

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Walking the Wandle

  The Wandle’s name  doesn’t exactly conjure up visions of rural riverine  tranquillity. Indeed for those of us who grew up in its environs it more likely to suggest urban grubbiness, and  old shopping trolleys rammed into a filthy stream. But having heard of recent work to restore and recover stretches of the river we’re keen to see for ourselves…

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Wapping and Shadwell

  We’re back on the east side of London again. It exercises a curious pull for those of us who remember it as the badlands. But there’s not much urban grit left where we’re walking today along the northside of the Thames from the tower of London to Shadwell. On the plus side, it is pretty pleasant. After a few…

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