Deptford has now become one of my favourite London walking tours! It was established as a royal naval dockyard by King Henry VIII and has seen innumerable voyages of discovery set sail over the last 350 years.
Walk the streets with Joolz where sailors trod. Walk in the footsteps of Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth I!
See where the Jolly Roger pirate flag was born and where the ancient mariner is buried alongside Christopher Marlowe.
Samuel Pepys visiting Mrs Bagwell at her home in Deptford and the Czar of Russia, Peter the Great, being wheeled around a huge garden in a wheelbarrow!
There’s also Dire Straits and Ha’penny Hatch, a beautiful piece of Victorian engineering.
Oh, and don’t forget the usual helping of Mutiny on the Bounty and Mydiddee one of the first Tahitians to visit England.
See the old Deptford victualling yard and the naval officers’ quarters.
Deptford is a terrific place for a walking tour with a salty sailor’s theme!
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