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RIBA Friends architecture walking tour: Canada Water and Rotherhithe

The industrial docks and wharves of Rotherhithe were among the first in London to undergo what we now call regeneration. Join photographer Anthony Palmer for a walk through the rich history of the other docklands, south of the Thames.

The industrial docks and wharves of Rotherhithe were among the first in London to undergo what we now call regeneration. Previously, this was a landscape of dockyards and timber ponds with international trade connecting to Canada, the Baltic and Scandinavia.

Over the last forty years, Rotherhithe has largely become residential but its past does remain readable. Starting at Canada Water and walking along the waterway of the Albion Channel, you will scale Stave Hill for spectacular views before descending to discover the architecture and heritage of Rotherhithe Village.

Join photographer Anthony Palmer for a walk through the rich history of the other docklands, south of the Thames.