I occasionally host special walks for my regulars. Over the last few years there have been short walks to celebrate my birthday along with a few drnks which have included the route of lost ditches from the Thames Embankment to Covent Garden, the route of the former Cumberland Arm of the Regents Canal and for 2015 we walked the route of an old railway line from Finsbury Park to Highgate. On bank holiday weekends I often host a walk/social around East London ending up with a pub buffet and head onto drag act cabaret in a friendly boozer.
Theses events are as much about the social event as the walk. To get tickets for these walks you have to be on the mailing list and already been on other Derelict London/Lost River walks.
The Tower Hamlets bank holiday specials
Scrap cars & baths in Bromley-By-Bow
Recycled traffic signs by Blackwall Tunnel Approach
Its not all dereliction.... Three Mills Island
Sun 27 December 2015 SOLD OUT Easter Sunday 27 March 2016 SOLD OUT Sun 1 May 2016 SOLD OUT Sun 28 August 2016 SOLD OUT Sat 25 August 2018 at 13:30 SOLD OUT Sun 26 August 2018 at 13:30 SOLD OUT Sat 29 December 2018 at 1pm - pub buffet included at the end! SOLD OUT
By popular demand. For the regulars of the Derelict London walks. A special bank holiday weekend walk/social with Paul Talling featuring a different walk plus a pub buffet in Poplar maybe ending up with some drag act cabaret over at the Old Ship in Limehouse.
The walk takes in parts of Bromley-by-Bow (historically and officially Bromley) not covered in previous walks such the site of a Benedictine nunnery founded in the time of William the Conqueror and a wander around the hidden overgrown remains of a graveyard on it's site, Kingsley Hall famous for the visit of Mahatma Gandhi, the site of a palace built for James I, Three Mills Island which has the largest tidal mill in the world plus we see some dead pubs, salvage yards and various bits of dereliction plus a pub stop along the way.
Before the walk I recommend Devon's Cafe, 113 Devons Rd,E3 3QX (3 min walk from DLR)
The walks start at Devons Road DLR station and lasts approx 3 hours ending at a Festival of Britain pub in Poplar where we shall have a wonderful buffet waiting for us. Afterwards we may walk to another local pub walk (or bus, if it rains) & maybe make it over to Limehouse and end up at the Old Ship for the cabaret which starts at 9:30 pm. Free admission and drinks at decent pub prices.The acts are not always so decent though & the easily offended might not wish to attend!
Advance tickets only from:
By purchasing a ticket for this walk you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
• Although public liability insurance is held the organiser shall not be held responsible for accidents, injury, loss or damage to persons or property as a consequence of participation in Paul Talling's walks.Ticket holders are responsible for their own safety while taking part in a walk. The guide is responsible for showing ticket holders sites of interest but not to steward ticket holders across roads etc.
• The tour goes ahead regardless of the weather. No refunds due to inclement weather are given.
• The walk will depart promptly at the advertised time & will not wait for late-comers. In the event that a ticket holder misses the walk no refund will be given.You are strongly urged to check TFL for weekend engineering works that may affect your journey.