Join Ken Titmuss for a walk with old maps round one of the oldest areas in London.
From bear-baiting in the 1560s to vinegar distilleries in the 1870s, see how the neighbourhood has changed and continues to change.
As railway viaducts soar above you, you are surrounded by remnants of an industrial past .discover a secret garden.
Stopping at Cross Bones Graveyard, you will see on the map there was another burial ground nearby.
Outstanding examples of early social housing including the work of Octavia Hill.
The spirit of Charles Dickens is never far away and you will find a fragment of Marshalsea Prison where his father was imprisoned and the church that inspired Little Dorrit.
Discover the remains of Bankside's first theatre.
Mermaid Court appears to be just another alley; blink and you would miss it. On this walk you will venture down there and by looking at one old map discover a story going back the 14th century.
This walk takes you beyond the glitz of tourist Bankside to discover a London that will both surprise and delight...
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