Lost rivers – Neckinger

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Date(s) - 25/07/2018
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Bernie Spain Gardens

A 90 – 120 minute walk with Tom Bolton exploring one of the hidden rivers of London- the Neckinger. Covering how it has formed the street pattern and influenced the development and growth of the local neighbourhood.

When we think of London’s river, the vast thoroughfare of the Thames immediately springs to mind. But this ancient city was built around other rivers too – and traces of these still remain, for those who know where to look.

  • We follow the Neckinger from its source in Bernie Spain Gardens (close to the Oxo Tower) to its mouth at St Saviour’s Wharf, downriver of Tower Bridge

Dowsing along the course of the Neckinger

A chance to try dowsing with rods and listening with tubes to heighten the experience.

  • Come dressed in blue.
  • Suitable for adults and accompanied children 12+. All materials provided.
  • Please book in advance to guarantee your place. This also helps us be more sustainable, by not overproducing dowsing rods, tubes or journals etc.

When booking you will be taken to an Eventbrite site

This event is free – but capacity is limited. EVENT FULLY BOOKED

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We met Dr Tom Bolton 10 years ago, and invited him to one of Rethinking Cities’ Conversations, and when we heard he was researching and writing a Walker’s guide to London’s Lost Rivers we invited him to be interviewed for Talking Walking.  That then led us to developing Lost Walks, first following the courses of London’s lost rivers, and latterly having Tom reveal lost London neighbourhoods.  Tom has recently been awarded a PhD from UCL’s Bartlett School researching railway lands and he is the author of three popular and intriguing books:

  • Lost rivers of London – a walker’s guide
  • Vanished City
  • “Camden Town – Dreams of Another London”

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