The Blue Badge

East London Guides


Photo: Mary Sewell

There are so many scientific stories to be told. Follow quiet paths by waterways, past mills where corn was once ground to feed London. Hear about the industries which produced everything from gunpowder to soap, and see the exterior of Bazalgette's magnificent 'Cathedral of Sewage' in Victorian Byzantine style. See the navigational instruments of our Master Mariners. Learn about the Planets, how the Thames Barrier protects London from flooding and the delicate Thames ecology. Imagine how the Docks fed the capital and why Stratford’s transport links helped the 2012 Olympic Bid.

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