Spitalfields Music Festival 2024, Walking Tours

Walking Tour: Treasure Island

The Isle of Dogs' Hidden Gems

Sunday 30th June, 1:00pm

PRICE: £15 - £18

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This walk takes you to some of the lesser-known architectural gems of this corner of the East End – most of them outside of the banking area at Canary Wharf. The face of the Island was transformed by wholesale regeneration and bombing in the 20th century. The walk looks at some of the buildings that were produced, from housing – social, private and charitable – to glittering offices and ornate buildings with important practical functions. It also reveals some natural features and green spaces which may surprise a first-time visitor. Above all, the walk seeks to give a sense of the special character of the area, surrounded as it is by water, with its long association with the sea and maritime trades and its track record of adapting to massive economic change.

Andrew Parnell    Tour guide

Start point: South Quay DLR Station

End point: Island Gardens DLR Station


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