Revealing the River Neckinger – following a route of one of London’s lost rivers
Wednesday After Work Walk – in the company of Tom Bolton, author of London’s Lost Rivers: A Walker’s Guide and Andrew Stuck, from the Museum of Walking
Start: At the pier beside Oxo Tower Wharf and Bernie Spain Gardens (finish at the Thames close to the Design Museum)
Date & Time:Wednesday 18 July 6.15pm (likely duration between 90 and 120 minutes)
Join us to Reveal the River Neckinger. The Neckinger is one of London’s lost rivers, buried beneath the streets, its course links key areas within the neighbourhood of Southwark's Bankside.
On this walk you will uncover layers of social history and cultural curiosity, and find out about the controversies that still linger along its route. Join Tom Bolton, author of London’s Lost Rivers: A Walker’s Guide (Strange Attractor Press) and Andrew Stuck from the Museum of Walking to Reveal the River Neckinger and bring it to life.
We will be handing out a field notebook and pencils and other resources, and we will also be asking you to help us reveal the route of the Neckinger - we want you to be as creative as possible! We want you to come dressed in blue so we emulate the river as we flow through Southwark.
There's a charge for this walk of £12 but you can qualify for a £2 discount if you introduce someone new to Wednesday After Work Walks (they too get the benefit of the discount) and or you come dressed in blue!
Tom Bolton is the author of London's Lost Rivers: A Walker's Guide
Andrew Stuck is a 'walking creative' and curator of the Museum of Walking.
This is one of a series of four participatory walks in and around London (Zones 1 & 2) - an opportunity to wind down after work, have fun and meet people who enjoy walking and discovering new things to do and places to go in London.
Look out for our other Wednesday After Work Walks :
Weds 27 June from 6.15pm at Peckham Rye station: Undergrowth in the company of Rachel Gomme
Weds 4 July from 6.15pm at Hackney Museum: Squatting and Common Land in Hackney in the company of Melissa Bliss
Weds 11 July from 6.15pm from Denmark Hill rail station: Ruskin Walk in Camberwell - in the company of Martin Fidler