13. June 2021 - 14:00
Starts at Canary Wharf Station (Jubilee Line Underground, Jubilee Plaza exit), London
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The Canary Wharf and Limehouse Guided Walk | Sunday, 13. June 2021

It’s a lot lot more than just high rise buildings. It’s a story full of wonders!

About this Event

What's it about?:

The Canary Wharf guided walk from ‘Let’s Discover London’ is the story of the rise, decline and rise once more of the area known as the Isle of Dogs in London.

It’s a lot lot more than just high rise buildings. It’s a story full of wonders, of a proud local community (who once declared their own independent country), of bustling docks filled with rum and sugar, of pirates and executions, the world‘s first under-river tunnel, of London’s first Chinese community, the early canal networks ... most of all, it is the story of human resilience over failure.

About this tour:

  • 1.5 hours
  • Your tour guide is Loona Hazarika, a TV Historian having who’s most recently advised and appeared on Sky Atlantic's TV series 'Urban Secrets' and BBC TV’s 'Hairy Builder'. He gave official tours at the British Museum for 4 years, set up the audio guides at the Genocide Museum in Rwanda and holds a masters degree from the University of Cambridge.
  • Starts: Canary Wharf Underground Station (Jubilee Line, meet at Jubilee Plaza exit)
  • Ends: Limehouse Station (DLR Line)
  • £12 per person (50% discount for NHS and care worker staff)
  • Full refund if you cancel at least 24 hours before
  • Instant confirmation via Eventbrite’s printed or mobile voucher

What people have said about this walk:

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“Super tour!  Really enjoyed it though.  The most fun lunchtime I’ve had in ages.  No question.  Really interesting. Love the stories about the tunnels and Pirate Kid on the gibbet for 3 months was it?   And why Handel’s Water Music is always played loud.  And how Brunel the Elder learned how to tunnel by watching wood worms.  And ‘You do know where the Canary Islands get their name don’t you? ;). Brilliant. :)”

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“Just wanted to say thank you for the tour yesterday, it was great- educational yet interesting! I didn’t know Canary wharf had such an important history. We were certainly lucky with the weather!”

“I have lived in Canary Wharf for 2 years, but learnt a lot more about the place in the 2 hours of the tour. The guide was absolutely brilliant with the history and the stories, the way he engaged the group and the impromptu fun that brought people together. Cannot wait for the next one now!”“A truly enjoyable experience with a knowledgeable guide.  The experience was full of useful historical information as well.”

Meeting point: 

Canary Wharf underground station (meet at Jubilee Plaza exit of Canary Wharf underground station). Full joining instructions will be emailed to you in advance of the walk.

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 Frequently asked questions:

 What's the refund policy?

You get a full refund if you cancel at least 24 hours before.

What happens if it rains?

The tour will still go ahead. Please bring an umbrella.

How will I spot the tour guide?Y

You will be emailed details in advance of the tour.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. You can also bring it digitally.

I am a non-native English-speaker. Is this a problem?

Not at all. The tour guide is ex British Museum so is used to guiding tourists from abroad.

How far will we walk?

1.5 miles at a relaxed pace. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Do you have other walks?

Yes we certainly do. Visit our website Let’s Discover London