Guided Walk of Canary Wharf and Limehouse

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Starts at Canary Wharf Station (Jubilee Line Underground, exit at Jubilee Plaza)

London

E14

United Kingdom

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About your walking tour:

The Canary Wharf guided walk from ‘Let’s Discover London’ is the story of the rise, decline and rise once more of the area known as the Isle of Dogs.

It's not just about huge office buildings, it’s a lot lot more.

It’s a story full of wonders, of a proud local community (who once declared their own independent country), of bustling docks filled with rum and sugar, of pirates, of executions, of the courage of digging the world‘s first under-river tunnel, of London’s first Chinese community, Chinatown, of early canal networks ... most of all, it is the story of resilience.

  • 1.5 hours

  • Starts at Canary Wharf Underground Station and ends at Lime House Station

  • £12 per person (full refund if you cancel at least 24 hours before)

  • 12 people maximum

  • Instant confirmation

  • Printed or mobile voucher accepted

  • Cancellation 24 hours in advance for full refund


Your tour guide:

Your tour guide is Loona Hazarika of letsdiscoverlondon.com and here are some facts about him:

  • a tour guide with over 12 years’ experience guiding hundreds of people around his birth place, London
  • he’s worked for over 4 years as an official tour guide at the British Museum
  • he’s a TV tour guide, most recently on BBC TV’s The ‘Hairy Builder’ working with the Hairy Builder Dave Myers, and Sky Atlantic’s ‘Urban Secrets’. Here he is on one of his TV appearances: https://youtu.be/67Tn_e5VZfk
  • he holds an Economics degree from Cambridge University (specialised in history)
  • he is a co-founder of London City Steps, an award winning social enterprise founded in 2009 that helps young local people from poor backgrounds learn new skills through a love of the local environment and history.

What people have said about this walk:

“I have lived in Canary Wharf for 2 years, but learnt a lot more about the place in the 2 hours of the tour. The guide was absolutely brilliant with the history and the stories, the way he engaged the group and the impromptu fun that brought people together. Cannot wait for the next one now!”

“A truly enjoyable experience with a knowledgeable guide. The experience was full of useful historical information as well.”


EXPERIENCE:

Full description: Canary Wharf's sky scrapers, the docks and the centre of an empire's trade, the river Thames, the world's first under river tunnel, a tale of debauchery and unfaithfulness, the foul-mouthed watermen of the Thames, of opium dens, of hangings and executions, of canals and hydraulic pumps

At the end of the walk, why not put your feet up at a 500 year old riverside pub owned by Gandalf?

Includes: Tour guide only. You’ll be in a small group, which is a better experience for you, you can ask as many questions as you like, not just about this tour but about London too.

Meeting point: Canary Wharf underground station (meet at Jubilee Plaza exit of Canary Wharf underground station). Full joining instructions will be given on your confirmation email when you book.

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Frequently asked questions:

What's the refund policy?

You get a full refund if you cancel at least 24 hours before.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. You can also bring it digitally.

I am a non-native English-speaker. Is this a problem?

Not at all. The tour guide is ex British Museum so is used to guiding tourists from abroad.

What happens if it rains?

The tour will still go ahead. Please bring an umbrella.

How far will we walk?

1.5 miles at a relaxed pace. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Do you have other walks?

Yes we do. Visit our website Let’s Discover London


Date and Time

Location

Starts at Canary Wharf Station (Jubilee Line Underground, exit at Jubilee Plaza)

London

E14

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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