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New Walk: The Old East End

We have a new route for our Old East End walk. It’s now both crammed with history but also a really lovely walk. We start in the pre industrial old Wapping of Execution Dock and salty seadogs. 212 more words

Westminster to Greenwich

The Walk in Pictures 1066 Harold’s Way, Walk 1

Shad Thames, Jacob’s Island & Execution Dock

Walk under Tower Bridge and into Shad Thames. The old warehouses have been revitalised into London Living but the names are remembered in Shad, Butlers Wharf and others. 298 more words

1066 Harold's Way

Tales from the Isle of Dogs : The Fiddler and his Dog

To mark Halloween, I am posting the following tale of dastardly deeds on the Isle of Dogs in the 18th century  when it was largely uninhabited and had quite a sombre reputation due to the hanging of pirates in gibbets  at certain locations on the Island. 2,541 more words

Isle Of Dogs

London Pub Signs - The Captain Kidd...

Located on the north bank of the River Thames in Wapping, East London, this pub owes its name to the infamous mariner who met his end at nearby Execution Dock. 268 more words

The Thames

1066 Harold’s Way by Thames Clipper

Cheating I know, but I always looked on in envy at the speeding Thames Clippers walking on a wet and windy Thames Path to Greenwich and on to the O2 Arena and now was my chance to ride the waves. 87 more words

1066 Harold's Way

The End Of Captain Kidd

Today marks the anniversary of the execution of notorious pirate Captain William Kidd, who was hanged from Execution Dock in Wapping on this day in 1701. 87 more words

18th Century