We start the walk in a charming old village, which is not only where the Mayflower set sail from, but where the world’s first underwater tunnel was built. You here all about it and still being in use today we see much of its original brickwork as we disappear down to take a train through it. We then arrive at a modern DLR station, its foundations and arches being those of one of the earliest railway stations. We then see the world’s oldest railway viaduct and the picturesque Thameside surrounding area. Then it’s into the City to find out what caused “Mind the Gap”, we hear about “cut and cover” and we also see some very moving history linked to historic Liverpool Station in both world wars. And we finish by travelling on the world’s first underground railway to the jewel in London’s railway station crown, St Pancras.
Start Rotherhithe Overground Station
Finish St Pancras Station
Shorter alternative – same start and finish points but a shorter route