Sports & Outdoor Books:

London's Waterside Walks


Paperback / softback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

London's Waterside Walks by Brian Cookson
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


London exists because of the Thames. The city's history is inextricably bound to the river and its tributaries, and to the man-made water channels created during the 19th century - the canals around the north of London and the Docks to the east. In "London's Waterside Walks", one of the city's experienced Blue Badge Guides, Brian Cookson, describes 16 walks, selected to reflect the history and modern developments related to these waterways. The walks cover many of London's most stunning views and its most beautiful scenery, as well as much compelling waterside industrial archaeology. Routes range from the riverside village of Richmond with its famous view from Richmond Hill and the remains of Henry VII's Tudor palace to the extraordinary mix of old and new industrial and commercial structures around Docklands and the Thames Barrier. The walks were developed for the highly rated City Literary Institute courses of combined lectures and walks on London's waterways, and have been tried and tested several times by the author. Using his experience and local knowledge, David has produced commentaries that are a pleasure to read and clearly point out what to look for, both the popular tourist attractions and significant lesser-known sights. The walks are designed to last about two hours, including stops and visits to places of interest with free entry. Each walk includes a summary of the highlights, a clear route map, detailed descriptions of approximately 15 stopping points and listings of places worth a further visit, with information on opening times, addresses and entrance fees. Dramatic photographs of some of the spectacles which adorn London's waterside enhance and enliven the text.

Author Biography

Brian Cookson is a former computer consultant who, since 1993, has worked as a London tourist guide and Citizens Advice Bureau advisor. This is his first book.
Release date NZ
March 25th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Mainstream Publishing
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 116 Banana Points