Kentish Town Tube Station
London, England

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Join us for a tour of of London's secret river.

The River Fleet, once a mad, bad centre of London life, is now buried beneath the streets, surviving only as anecdote and rumour. This walk unpeels the London layers to trace the course of the lost river, rediscovering its influence on the landscape and the forgotten neighbourhoods along its banks. Go with the flow and walk three miles of the Fleet's course, from Kentish Town to the Thames. Tom Bolton, author of the forthcoming book London's Lost Rivers: A Walker's Guide (from Strange Attractor Press) will lead the tour.

River Fleet


Meet outside Kentish Town tube station at 2:30 for a 2 hour walk.
Price: £3
Space is limited to 35 people.


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Added by Kim Partridge on March 12, 2010