Father Thames: The Tides of Change
See the muddy waters of Father Thames in a different light! Discover how London transformed from Roman settlement and port, Londinium, into our 21st Century world-class capital city on the banks of the River Thames. Hear about the river’s early role as a crossing place, a trading route and frontier.
We’ll track its transformation from water source and Royal processional route into sewer and industrial hub before cleaning up its act and becoming the focus for leisure and tourist activity! On this walk, we’ll uncover the river's captivating story and some little-known stories of bravery, invention and imagination!
Meeting Point: Somerset House Courtyard, the Strand
End Point: Westminster Tube Station
Duration: 2 hours
Optional Extras: Visit to the South Bank Centre cafes and shops, river trips