Whitechapel to Wapping Walking Tour - Saturday 10 August 2024 10am

Whitechapel to Wapping Walking Tour - Saturday 10 August 2024 10am

Regular price £19.50
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Join Open City for a walking tour exploring the fascinating architectural history of London’s East End from Whitechapel to Wapping.

This tour — led by Barratt London head of planning and Golden Key Academy graduate Martin Scholar — from Whitechapel to Wapping follows on from Martin’s Open City Spitalfields to Stepney Green walking tour and further explores through enigmatic streets and buildings, the story of trade and immigration that has shaped this constantly changing part of the East End.  

Knitting together the story of the communities that have shaped the area including the original residents and dock workers; Jewish, German, Indian and Irish populations plus recent arrivals  – the tour includes pioneering  philanthropic and social housing; entertainment facilities; discrimination and division; religion; food and drink; welfare; trade and employment.   

Starting in Whitechapel, the tour winds its way through Aldgate and Shadwell before ending by the Thames at Wapping with fantastic river side views.  Highlights include Toynbee Hall; Whitechapel Art Gallery and Library; the Proof House; the Leman Street Dispensary; Wilton’s Music Hall; the Cable Street Mural.

Other highlights include London’s oldest Indian restaurant; Hawksmoor’s St George in the East church; Tobacco Dock; and the old docks, warehouses and streets of atmospheric Wapping.

Key information

Meet: Outside the Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street E1 6LS

End: At the River Thames in Wapping (close to Wapping Station)

Duration: 2 hours approx

Distance: 2 miles

Martin Scholar is a town planner and is currently head of planning at Barratt London. He has previously worked for Westminster City Council and the GLA.

Scholar is a graduate of the 2021 Golden Key Academy — a masterclass for urban and architectural tour guiding run by Open City. He joined the Open City tours team in November 2021.

Tickets are non-refundable and tours go ahead rain or shine.

* Please check for any planned transport engineering works, planned strike action or large scale events that may affect your journey before making your ticket purchase *

If you find you can no longer make the tour for any reason we are unable to transfer you to another date, but please feel free to pass your booked place onto a friend to go and enjoy the tour in your place. 

In the event your tour date is cancelled you will be issued with a credit note (with no expiry date) that you can use to 

- book onto a rescheduled date
- book onto any other tour from our programme 

or you can request a refund. 

All ticket purchases are in support of the work of our organisation including our pioneering education programmes. We really appreciate your support! 

Get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.

Please select solidarity pricing to help Open City offer the concessionary tickets rate for student and jobseekers.

Our concession pricing (£9.50 for walking tours / £19.50 for boat tours) is available for students and jobseekers only. 

 

If you find you can no longer make the tour for Covid or any reason we are unable to transfer you to another date, but please feel free to pass your booked place onto a friend to go in your place. 

In the event your tour date is cancelled due to Covid or any other reason you will be provided with the opportunity to book onto a rescheduled date, book onto another tour, provided with a credit note (with no expiry date) or you can request a refund. 

All ticket purchases are in support of the work of our organisation including our pioneering education programmes. We really appreciate your support! 

Get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.