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Historic walk of East Londons Wapping Docks and its famous Pubs provided by Ye Olde England Tours

Historic walk of East Londons Wapping Docks and its famous Pubs

Historic walk of East Londons Wapping Docks and its famous Pubs
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Wapping has a long history that goes all the way back to Anglo Saxon times, before it was even part of London and it takes its name from the old word Wapol, meaning ‘Marsh’.   This whole area has been shaped by the river whether it is the great voyages of exploration, Victorian heavy industry and the docks, terrible Dickensian slums that hugged the river, the dreadful destruction of the Blitz or its modern day resurgence with big business and leisure. We will visit famous old pubs, places of execution and great philanthropy as well as visiting locations relating to some of the most famous names in history such as Captain Cook, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Frobisher, Sir Walter Raleigh, Charles Dickens, Hanging Judge Jeffers and Captain Bligh. See a part of real London that tourists could never find, well away from the bright lights of the West End, theatres, museums and palaces.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • We start off in the futuristic Docklands
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • We start off in the futuristic Docklands
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8607P64
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private Guided Tour
Exclusions
  • Tube tickets to and from your hotel.
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you up from any Central London hotel, not just those listed here.
  • Santander Cycles: Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf, London E14 5NY, UK Just outside the entrance/exit of Canary Wharf Station.
  • St Katharine Docks Marina, 50 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LA, UK Just a few minutes away from Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the London Underground.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • We have earmarked this tour as especially safe during the Coronavirus outbreak due to generally quiet places that we visit where social distancing is generally not a problem. All of our tours are private so it is just you/your family and your guide.  To make it easier and safer for all concerned we would suggest starting this tour a little later than the usual time, perhaps around 10.30-11am which allows us all to miss rush-hour. We are happy to still come to your hotel to meet you but for the moment we would suggest meeting us at the tour starting point.  This allows you to arrive by a taxi or uber rather than public transport. Please feel free to wear masks throughout or at times during the tour.  Your guide will also have a mask with them.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private Guided Tour
Exclusions
  • Tube tickets to and from your hotel.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you up from any Central London hotel, not just those listed here.
  • Santander Cycles: Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf, London E14 5NY, UK Just outside the entrance/exit of Canary Wharf Station.
  • St Katharine Docks Marina, 50 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LA, UK Just a few minutes away from Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the London Underground.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • St Katharine Docks Marina, 50 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LA, UK Just a few minutes away from Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the London Underground.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • We have earmarked this tour as especially safe during the Coronavirus outbreak due to generally quiet places that we visit where social distancing is generally not a problem. All of our tours are private so it is just you/your family and your guide.  To make it easier and safer for all concerned we would suggest starting this tour a little later than the usual time, perhaps around 10.30-11am which allows us all to miss rush-hour. We are happy to still come to your hotel to meet you but for the moment we would suggest meeting us at the tour starting point.  This allows you to arrive by a taxi or uber rather than public transport. Please feel free to wear masks throughout or at times during the tour.  Your guide will also have a mask with them.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 23 Jun. 2020
A note from Historic walk of East Londons Wapping Docks and its famous Pubs
Your guide and yourself are welcome to wear face masks and we will keep to the UK law regarding social distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Julie T
1 contribution
Aug. 2020
Very instructive and guides have been lovely and happy to answer all our questions. This is the perfect activity during lockdown for people living in the area.

I am already ready to book another tour
Written 9 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JULIE F
5 contributions
Nov. 2019
Our guide, Kevin, was fabulous. He overwhelmed us with his historical knowledge of the area. He was able to answer all our questions. We spent 5 hours together but it didn't feel like it. It's obvious that Kevin really enjoys what he does. Definitely would recommend.
Written 3 December 2019
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Thank-you Julie for your great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. Yes Kevin loves Wapping and the East End and there is so much unappreciated history and impressive sights to see. Thanks again for booking with Ye Olde England Tours.
Written 3 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GEllyn2013
Wheaton, IL8 contributions
May 2019
Our guide, Kevin, met us at our local tube station and we set off for Canary Wharf, a new financial district of London. Kevin was able to give us some real insight into the transformation of this area since he was born and raised in the East End. We stopped at four historic pubs and even had the opportunity to go mudlarking, i.e., scavenging, on the shores of the Thames at low tide. This is an area that even many Londoners are not familiar with and Kevin provides the local knowledge along with an absolute wealth of historical background. Don't miss this one!
Written 7 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for your wonderful review. Wapping and the surrounding districts have so much history and interesting quirky things to enjoy that most people never get to see. We're so glad that you enjoyed the tour and I know Kevin loves that tour in particular.
Written 1 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

icecat77
Melrose, MA34 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Solo
I was interested in the Wapping/East East area due to a few recent reads. While in some ways it was disappointing in that so little of the old docks area is still intact, Kevin filled in incredible amounts of information so that you could wrap your mind around how the area might have looked 100 or 500 years ago. We wove in and out of the neighborhoods, along the river and former sites of the river, and by particular pubs and churches of note, and the historical detail Kevin provided along the way was just excellent. He even spent time taking me mud-larking (new to me). I really feel like this was a unique experience. I wanted to see the "non-tourist" side of London, and Kevin delivered.
Written 22 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your fabulous review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your tour with us and Kevin was thrilled as he loves showing everyone Wapping and the East End. It’s easy to see how London has more construction work going in than the whole of a Europe put together. We too get sad when some of the old places get redeveloped and though most of the docks are now very modern, hopefully some of the old cobbled streets, pubs, churches and warehouses give a bit of old atmosphere. You never quite know what you will find when you down to the Thames, anything from bones to Roman and medieval treasures to WW2 bombs! Thank you for booking with Ye Olde England tours and letting us show another side to London.
Written 1 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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