Forget the hype: London is a rubbish city! Rejoice in the junk and wonder at the waste on this winding trail of muck and trash.
On this 2 mile guided walk from the Docklands to Greenwich we'll pass historic dumps and landfills and hear the stories of castaway communities. We'll ponder the sounds and smells of the city's waste, past and present, and marvel at its transformation.
The Rubbish Trip offers an alternative perspective on this part of London by linking together features of the landscape through the theme of rubbish. Tour goers will:
- find out about London’s rubbish – past, present and future – the characters involved in collecting it, and the marvellous methods of transforming it.
- explore a seldom-visited part of the capital – the Isle of Dogs – taking in such gems as Millwall Dock, Mudchute Park & Farm, Island Gardens with its spectacular views of the Royal Naval College, and the Greenwich Foot Tunnel.
- learn about the history of the area.
- end the tour by the river in Greenwich, with its rich collection of historic rubbish.
A Rubbish Trip is led by Rosie Oliver. Hear Rosie introduce the walk in this 3 minute podcast.
The walk starts at Mudchute DLR station by the entrance to Platform 2 (northbound). It finishes in Greenwich by the river near the Cutty Sark ship.
The ticket price includes a rubbish cast list and a scrap of junk food.
The walk is suitable for adults and young people aged 16 and over. It crosses a park that can be muddy, and goes up and down steps. Wear boots or sturdy shoes.