Mayflower Walking Trail
There is a self guided walking trail booklet which will be available from local outlets or by post. Please send an A5 sae to 'Mayflower Walking Trail, 46 Elephant Lane, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4JD'. The self guided Mayflower heritage trail takes about two hours. This is the official Mayflower 400 trail approved by Southwark Council and designed by 'Our Rotherhithe' and the local historic society together with our Blue Badge guide partners.
Our trail covers 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 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.
Mayflower Guided Walking Tours
There are also Guided Walking Tours which are presented by Heritage and Arts, our Blue Badge guide partners. These cover Rotherhithe, Bankside and the City of London. We will see where the people of 1620 went to school, enjoyed their leisure time, and a prison used to punish dissenting separatists. We will hear the untold story of how and where finance was raised from the merchants in the city without which the Mayflower journey could never have taken place. These walks provide in depth insight, allow you to ask questions and include visits inside some of the buildings, they can even include lunch or evening meals at historic places along the route.
The Guided Walking Tours will run throughout the celebrations from early 2020, and are also available as a private booking for small groups of up to 20 people. All private walks can be modified to meet your own specific requirements.