East Ferry Road
Forget the hype: London is a rubbish city!
Rejoice in the junk and wonder at the waste on this winding trail of muck and trash.
On this 2 mile ramble over the Isle of Dogs and under the Thames to Greenwich we’ll pass historic dumps and landfills and hear the stories of castaway communities. We’ll ponder the sounds and smells of the city’s waste, past and present, and marvel at its transformation.
What to expect
The Rubbish Trip guided walk offers an alternative perspective on this part of London by linking together features of the landscape through the theme of rubbish. Tour goers will:
- • find out about London’s rubbish – past, present and future – the characters involved in collecting it, and the many methods of transforming it.
- • explore a seldom-visited part of London – the Isle of Dogs – taking in Millwall Dock, Mudchute Park & Farm, Island Gardens with its spectacular views of the Royal Naval College, and the Greenwich Foot Tunnel.
- • learn about the history of the area.
- • end the tour by the Thames in Greenwich, with its rich collection of historic rubbish.
Meet: Sunday 10 May, 11am at Mudchute DLR station by the entrance to Platform 2 (northbound). End: Greenwich, by the Cutty Sark ship. Walk takes two hours (approx).
Suitable for: Adults. The two mile walk crosses a park that can be muddy, and goes up and down a few steps. Wear boots or sturdy shoes.
Tickets: £18 (full-price); £15 over 65s and full-time students with proof of status. Price includes a rubbish cast list and a scrap of junk food.
Booking essential. Book here. Maximum group size: 16.