“The two hours of the walk passed remarkably quickly, sped by Tom Bolton’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the borough.” SAVE Britain’s Heritage newsletter, Jan 2018
I lead walks tracing London’s lost rivers and vanished neighbourhoods. Do contact me if you would like to arrange a walk.
Lost London Bridge walk with the Museum of Walking
A dark October evening was the ideal setting for a walk exploring the vanished neighbourhoods around London Bridge Station: Horsleydown, once known as ‘London’s Larder’; St. Olave’s, featuring in ancient Norse myth, the herring trade; Bridge Without, a ghost City ward; and St. Thomas’s, the site of a hospital that is no longer there. Once the centre for London’s brewing trade, pottery, and leather production, the lost landscapes of industry and wharves that dominated the riverside until remarkably recently were thoroughly explored.
The Royal Geographical Society Discovering Britain site has two of my walks in online versions:
St.Pancras Trail goes behind the sheen of redeveloped King’s Cross to located Old St. Pancras and some of the least visited places in central London.
The Lost Tyburn
Old St. Pancras – Discovering Britain
Forgotten Camden – Camden People’s Theatre
Lost Aldwych – Museum of Walking
Norton Folgate Lost – Museum of Walking
Old St. Pancras – Museum of Walking
The Lost Fleet – Totally Thames
The Lost Tyburn – Totally Thames
Walk the River Fleet – Cities Methodologies, UCL Urban Lab
River Peck & River Tyburn, Totally Thames
Walks along the Rivers Fleet, Neckinger, Tyburn, Walbrook
Rivers Effra, Neckinger and Walbrook – Mayor’s Thames Festival
River Tyburn walk for Kerry Andrew’s Lost River Songs, Handel House Museum
Revealing the River Neckinger – Talking Walking
City of London Rivers Walk – Whitechapel Gallery
Lost Rivers of Hampstead, Camden Players
Release the Walbrook, Rethinking Cities
The Lost River Fleet, Atlas Obscura