Mayflower Walking Tour of Rotherhithe

London is one of the eleven towns in England participating in the National Mayflower Partnership and throughout the twelve months from Thanksgiving November 2019, will be commemorating the 400-year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to the New World, with a series of exciting events and projects, some of which will leave a lasting legacy well beyond 2020.

The name Rotherhithe is thought to derive from the Anglo-Saxon 'Rethra' meaing a sailor and 'Hythe' meaning landing place.  Rotherhithe has a long history with the sea and sailing, from the early trading days, to being the London home port of the Mayflower ship, to the docks bringing goods from around the world.  More recently the area along the river has been redeveloped as upmarket housing, with current regeneration progressing most quickly around Deal Porter Square at Canada Water, where a new town centre with restaurant and retail units as well as new residential developments is emerging around the existing freshwater dock and transport hub.

Our walk takes us past and into the Mayflower pub, the burial grounds of Master Christopher Jones, a church and school from the days of the Pilgrims and memorials built to commemorate those brave souls of the past.

The Mayflower public house was named after the ship that carried the Pilgrim Fathers.  It is beleived that Captain Jones docked the Mayflower at this...

The statue, 'Sunbeam Weekly and the Pilgrim’s Pocket' stands on the walkway at Cumberland Wharf. The work is by Peter McClean, depicting a newsboy in...

The Rotherhithe Free School, founded by Peter Hills and Robert Bell in 1613 to educate the sons of seafarers in the days of the Pilgrims. Still displa...

A church has existed on this site since at least 1282. In 1710 the parishioners collected subscriptions and local craftsmen turned their hands and fee...

Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s father Marc began the tunnel with his teenage son, who later became resident engineer. It is the only project that father an...

Rotherhithe has always has close trading links with Scandanavia. There are three churches within this small area, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish. We c...

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