Ken Titmuss leads a walk with old maps round this ancient riverside area of London.
From bear-baiting in the 1560s to the largest brewery in London in the 1870s.
Stopping to look at old maps, the walk traces lost industries and forgotten burial grounds.
Take your bearings from Hopton's Almshouses and by way of the surviving medieval street pattern you will locate Banksdide's first playhouse and and see how the Rose is revealed.
Walk along Joseph Bazalgette's lesser known major achievement.
Along the way you will encounter John Bunyan, Christopher Marlowe and Hesther Thrale, whose salon attracted the likes of Dr Johnson to cross the river.
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