Tides of Time - Private Walking Seminar

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Tate Modern
Tate Modern
tower bridge
tower bridge
houses of parliament
houses of parliament
London Eye
London Eye
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What To Expect

This private walk is a two and a half hour stroll down the Thames, where the history, ecology and environment of the river is discussed.

Specifications

Type:
Tours in London
Departs From:
London
Meeting Point:
Costa Coffee, Tower Hill Terrace
Duration:
2 hours and 30 minutes
Availability:
daily at 10:00 AM; 2:00 PM
Product Code:
7221
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Old Father Thames is the longest and best known river in England and has inspired many a writer and artist. In this walk, we move from Tower Bridge to the Houses of Parliament as we explore how the river and the city have shaped each other.

Most of the walk will follow the recently regenerated and pedestrianised South Bank, where we will pass the rebuilt Shakespearean Globe Theatre, ruins of a medieval palace and the former Bankside Power Station, which has been transformed into London's most recent art museum, the Tate Modern.

Royal palaces and modern government buildings will illuminate the river's role as a power base; old warehouses and wharfs will illustrate the working river and the bridges will tell the story of the development of areas previously divided by the river.

In addition, we will chart how London has cleaned up its act - and its river - since the 'Big Stink' of 1858, allowing the Thames to once again become a diverse wildlife habitat with over 120 species of fish and an ever-growing population of Chinese mitten crabs. We will finish our walk at one of the latest riverside attractions, the London Eye, where you may want to retrace your steps and enjoy a bird's-eye view of the river from one of the world's tallest ferris wheels.

Highlights

  • South Bank

  • Globe Theater

  • Tate Modern

  • London Eye (all exterior).

Includes

  • Service of a docent

Excludes

  • Ferris wheel fees

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • A portion of the booking fee (approximately 5 GBP) is donated to the charity Thames21.

  • Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather.

  • Hotel pick-up can be arranged with an additional fee. Please inquire.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 44 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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