Walk: East India Town and Brunel Museum
- East India Town and Brunel Museum |
Starting at Bermondsey tube station a guided walk through an old “East India Town”, along the river, taking in Edward III’s summer palace, the exact spot from where the Mayflower originally set sail, the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Rotherhithe by John James with an altarpiece by Grinling Gibbons, and locations where Dickens set scenes in Our Mutual Friend, Little Dorrit etc. The walk is led by Robert Hulse, the Director of the Brunel Museum, where we will have tea a home made cake and a tour of the Museum, and (only for the intrepid) a chance to see the neo-classical Grand Entrance Hall of Brunel’s tunnel under the Thames, now undergoing restoration and visible for the first time in 140 years.
Meeting point: Bermondsey tube station
Finishing point: the Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, SE16 4LF
Nearest Tube: Rotherhithe (close until June 2010), Canada Water
Bus: C10, 381
London SE16 4LF