Mayflower Guided Walking Tours

These are the official and complete Mayflower 400 tours where we will and get inside many of the buildings and attractions.  The is the only tours which has been approved by Southwark Council and the local history and tourist groups.  We will try to discover the London of the Pilgrims.  What was life like for ordinary people in those days?  Why were they driven to leave their home country and set sail for a new world and new life?  We will see how the area has changed over the last 400 years, but still retains links to it's past.

There are three walking tours available, a two hour tour of Rotherhithe from where the Mayflower set sail and Master Jones is buried, a two hour tour of Bankside were the separatists enjoyed their pastimes but also served their prison terms, and a six hour combined tour of both areas which includes entry to various sites and lunch at a local and historic public house.

For more information and to book a Guided Walk please visit the our Blue Badge guide partners at www.heritageandarts.com

Complete Guided Walking Tour

Our story begins in Rotherhithe, where the walk takes you 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.  We will stop for lunch and ale at a local pub.

 

We will then move on to Bankside where we will see the Globe theatre of William Shakespeaar, a recreation of a Tudor sailing ship, and a prison where separatists were jailed.  The walk also brings us up to date showing later connections with the sea, sailing and water.  We will see the first tunnel to be built under a river, churches for Scandanavian sailors and their families, a period costume workshop and much, much more.

Rotherhithe Guided Walking Tour

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, home to many of the crew to the Mayflower ship, and to the docks bringing goods from around the world.

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.

Bankside Guided Walking Tour

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.

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.

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