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Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps

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By the Anchor Statue

Junction of A2 and Deptford High St.

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SE8 4AD

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Deptford Skull (c) Sean Patterson, 2012

Deptford Skull, (c) Sean Patterson, 2012

The walk follows the route taken by Charles Booth in 1899 to research his famous poverty maps.
Along the way we experience one of London's most vivid high streets and hear tales of Captain Bligh's Bounty expedition, the blitz, the residency of Peter the Great of Russia and the death of Christopher Marlowe. We see the new Market Yard development and discuss the gentrification of the area.

‘three hours of unforgettable urban exploration’ The Londonist

Recommended by Guardian’s top ten guided walks http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/oct/06/10-best-london-guided-walks

Meet by the anchor near ASDA at the junction of the A2 and Deptford High St. Finish half way up High St at St. Paul's Church. Nearby stations are Deptford mainline, Deptford Bridge DLR and New Cross Overground. This is a three and a half hour walk, and includes a stop in Deptford's best pub. Check with Transport for London's Journey Planner for travel information.

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