This guided photowalk will take in the historic London neighbourhood of Bermondsey, a former leather making and industrial area of London. We'll trace back the history of some of the buildings through ghost signs (old painted advertising boards) still visible on the brick work of some buildings, including insider stories from me, your local guide, about the connection of these historic signs to the local area. We'll delve further into the history of the area by taking the steps of former wharf workers in this once thriving industrial heartland, hear about Jacob the dray horse and his role in the local Courage brewery, before heading towards the river through hidden laneways to track down the final ghost sign of the walking tour, finishing at bustling Borough Market where we'll head to a traditional London pub, favoured by locals. The walk will combine history, street art and mobile photography tips. So be sure to bring your phone or camera and let's get ready to capture Bermondsey!
I've spent the past seven years hosting photowalks across London. Born in Australia, I moved to London in 2003 and have been exploring the hidden gems of this fabulous city ever since. I'm an avid street photographer (@natal13d on Instagram). I'm also co-manager of an Instagram community @IgersLondon and love hosting people on photowalks. On my walks you not only get the stories of the local area, but I can offer tips on mobile street photography and will share my favourite editing apps as we capture the nooks and crannies of this amazing part of London.
We'll be exploring the neighbourhood of Bermondsey. You'll be taken to hidden locations, to uncover the meaning of ghost signs throughout the neighbourhood and find street art that's not featured in guide books. On Fridays only, participants will also be able to witness and barter with the local characters trading at the weekly antique market.
最多可接待10位参与者，无年龄限制。 Guests are advised to bring cash or a card to purchase coffee, snacks or drinks during the walk. As this is a photowalk - guests are advised to bring a camera or mobile device to capture key elements of the tour.
The walking tour will take around 2-2.5 hours. The walk itself is generally flat, although due to the historic nature of some of the streets there are cobblestones and uneven surfaces throughout.